By Institute of Medicine, Committee on Treatment of Alcohol Problems
During this congressionally mandated learn, knowledgeable committee of the Institute of drugs takes a detailed examine the place therapy for individuals with alcohol difficulties appears to be like headed, and offers its top suggestion on the best way to get there. cautious attention is given to how the artistic progress of remedy can most sensible be inspired whereas holding bills inside moderate limits. specific consciousness is dedicated to the significance of constructing healing methods which are delicate to the targeted wishes of the numerous diversified teams represented between those that have constructed difficulties on the topic of their use of "man's oldest buddy and oldest enemy." This booklet is the main complete exam of alcohol remedy thus far.
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Heterogeneity of Presentation There are a number of ways in which alcohol problems are heterogeneous. One is the manner in which they initially present. They are protean; they can imitate the presentation of any other disorder, but even if they present as alcohol problems they are extraordinarily diverse (as demonstrated in the vignettes at the outset of this chapter). Based on longitudinal research on several different populations, George Vaillant has eloquently stated the case: Alcoholism is a syndrome defined by the redundancy and variety of individual symptoms.
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Broadening the Base of Treatment for Alcohol Problems (Photocopy Only) by Institute of Medicine, Committee on Treatment of Alcohol Problems