Monday, September 18, 2017

Alcohol Abuse Study Exposes Problem Drinking

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that close to 13% of adults in the United States are alcoholics, a figure that soared almost 50% over the most recent study some ten years earlier ("One in Eight Americans Is an Alcoholic," New York Daily News, August 15, 2017). Those seeing the biggest increases in alcoholism include women, African- Americans, and individuals 45+ years old.

Review selected hard copy/online library books related to alcoholism and substance abuse at LSC-CyFair Branch Library. Click the title of a listed item, select the "Place Hold" button in the listing, and enter your library card number and PIN for each title you want to request for pick up at the library.

Use these subject words and phrases to find more information in the library catalog:
  • alcohol use
  • alcoholics rehabilitation
  • alcoholism treatment
  • controlled drinking
  • substance abuse treatment
  • youth substance abuse
The 30-Day Sobriety Solution: How to Cut Back or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home by Jack Canfield and Dave Andrews
Atria Books, 2016
call number: 616.891 Can

"Integrating neuroscience, cognitive therapy, proven tools, and teachings, The 30-Day Sobriety Solution is a clear, practical daily program that will help you achieve your goals--whether that's getting sober or just cutting back--and create positive, permanent change in your life." - publisher's summary excerpt

St. Martin's Press, 2016
call number: 362.29 Sza

"Unbroken Brain offers a radical and groundbreaking new perspective, arguing that addictions are learning disorders and shows how seeing the condition this way can untangle our current debates over treatment, prevention and policy. Like autistic traits, addictive behaviors fall on a spectrum - and they can be a normal response to an extreme situation. By illustrating what addiction is, and is not, the book illustrates how timing, history, family, peers, culture and chemicals come together to create both illness and recovery - and why there is no "addictive personality" or single treatment that works for all." - publisher's summary excerpt

Youth Substance Abuse: A Reference Handbook by David E. Newton
ABC-CLIO, 2016
call number: 362.29 New

"Includes sections on risks of drinking alcohol, restrictions on drinking alcohol, 'hard' liquor, and demographics of alcohol consumption." - publisher's table of contents excerpt

"Alcohol Use Among Special Populations"
Volume 38, Number 1, 2016
Alcohol Research: Current Reviews (the peer-reviewed Journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)

Special Section: Drinking Over the Lifespan
"Explores how biological and demographic characteristics, life experiences, and their interactions influence the likelihood that a person will develop alcohol-related problems. Some factors put an individual at greater risk, whereas others are protective. Contributors also look at population-based differences in access to alcohol treatment and highlight the value of tailoring interventions to the needs of specific groups." - publisher's summary excerpt

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