100 Q&A About Alcoholism & Drug Addiction (100 Questions & by Charles Herrick

By Charles Herrick

No matter if you are a newly clinically determined sufferer, a chum or relative, this ebook deals aid. the one quantity on hand to supply either the doctor's and patient's perspectives, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Alcoholism provides authoritative, sensible solutions in your questions about therapies, recommendation on dealing with the illness, resources of aid, and masses extra. Written via a trendy psychiatrist, with genuine sufferer statement, this publication is a useful source for someone dealing with the clinical, mental, and emotional turmoil of alcoholism.

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Therefore, there is the possibility that an individual can be dependent without developing tolerance or withdrawal. There is also the possibility that a person can develop tolerance and withdrawal without actually being dependent. This is an important concept that requires further explanation. Dependency’s distinction from tolerance and withdrawal is one of the greatest sources of confusion with respect to drugs in general and alcohol more specifically. Many prescription and nonprescription medications on the market can cause tolerance and withdrawal syndromes.

Because of that, he felt medical care was necessary. Alcoholism became known as Jellinek’s disease. qxd 12/4/06 10:22 AM Page 36 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT ALCOHOLISM There has been a longstanding historical tradition that alcoholism is not simply a matter of choice because the consequences of the behavior are so selfdestructive that no one in his or her right mind would ever choose such a course of action. 36 consequences of the behavior are so self-destructive that no one in his or her right mind would ever choose such a course of action.

It was the result of “immoral behavior,” and thus, a great deal of stigma was attached to it (as there still is). Before the discovery of penicillin, the psychiatric wards were populated with these patients. Nevertheless, only one third of individuals exposed to syphilis that are untreated develop tertiary syphilis. Thus, two thirds of individuals who were exposed to syphilis escaped both the fatal stages as well as the stigma attached to the infection. Why do some people develop tertiary syphilis while others do not?

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