Download e-book for iPad: 100 Q&A About Alcoholism & Drug Addiction by Charles Herrick

By Charles Herrick

Even if you are a newly clinically determined sufferer, a chum or relative, this publication bargains aid. the one quantity to be had to supply either the doctor's and patient's perspectives, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Alcoholism grants authoritative, functional solutions for your questions about treatment plans, suggestion on dealing with the disorder, resources of aid, and masses extra. Written via a famous psychiatrist, with real sufferer remark, this ebook is a useful source for somebody dealing with the clinical, mental, and emotional turmoil of alcoholism.

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According to the ASAM, addiction and dependency are interchangeable terms (see Question 7). qxd 11/29/06 9:46 AM Page 44 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT ALCOHOLISM ICD (International Classification of Diseases this is the World Health Organization’s manual for classifying all diseases, including mental illness and substance abuse. ICD (International Classification of Diseases) committees. The syndrome refers to a cluster of physiological, behavioral, and cognitive processes. The DSM-IV-TR delineates these processes with the following specific criteria as described in Table 2.

He always amazes those who treat him because he is so lucid. Although he exhibits intoxicated behavior, he is not “falling down drunk” and does not exhibit any signs of respiratory distress. qxd 12/4/06 10:22 AM Page 22 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT ALCOHOLISM however, he was in the high 500s and was comatose after arrival at the emergency room. Thankfully, he began to improve immediately with treatment. ” Thus, I still continue to bring him to the emergency room. Sometimes I get tired of apologizing; however, many trips have been made to the same place for the opposite condition: complications from alcohol withdrawal.

Text Revision, p. 199). Washington, DC: Author. 47 Diagnosis Abuse is the self-administration of any drug in a culturally disapproved manner that causes adverse consequences. ” The DSM-IV-TR defines alcohol abuse in Table 3. qxd 11/29/06 9:46 AM Page 48 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT ALCOHOLISM Using everincreasing amounts of alcohol and spending everincreasing time in pursuit of alcohol (along with the negative consequences as defined in abuse) are sufficient issues to warrant the diagnosis of dependence.

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