Children of Alcoholics
This paper examines the issue of alcoholism within families, investigating the issue of how it affects children of alcoholic parents. Genetic and environmental predispositions are discussed, but the view that children of alcoholics can break free from alcoholism is emphasized.
Examines history in U.S., nature of disease, social & economic costs, temperance movements, compared to other drugs, argues for legal banning of alcohol.
ALCOHOLISM IN LAW ENFORCEMENT.
Review scope of the problem. Stressful situations experienced by police officers, and work stress. Stress factors such as exposure to personal violence, road traffic accidents, shootings, natural disasters. Organization and administration stress factors. Impact of life-style behaviors including excessive drinking, binge drinking. Suggested solutions to the problem. 1 Table.
Definition, personal & socioeconomic costs, incidence, causes, age, treatment.
RECOVERY FROM ALCOHOLISM.
Examines Alcoholics Anonymous, atheistic/humanistic approach, cognitive behavioral therapy, intervention, role of media.
Examines theories on the causes of alcoholism. Genetic or biological basis; differences in the way the body of an alcoholic processes alcohol compared to a normal person. Influence of familial behavior traits. Variations in alcohol response between women and men. Defines alcohol as an addictive drug.