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Table of Contents.
Understanding Alcohol Use, Abuse, and Dependence.
1: Alcohol and Alcohol Use.
2: Psychosocial Factors in Alcohol Use and Alcoholism.
3: When Can Alcohol Be Used Safely?.
4: Ethnicity, Culture, and Alcohol.
5: Binge Drinking.
6: Facts about Alcoholism.
7: What Alcohol Does to Your Body.
8: Alcohol-Related Problems: Across Gender and Lifespan.
9: Understanding the Development of an Addiction.
10: The Genetics of Alcoholism.
11: Alcohol Use Disorder: A Comparison between DSM–IV and DSM–5.
12: Alcohol Myths and Facts.
The Problem of Underage Drinking.
13: Overview of Underage Drinking Policy in the United States.
14: Current Drinking Patterns among Underage Drinkers.
15: Does Advertising Play a Role in Underage Drinking?.
16: How Alcohol Affects Development.
17: Alcohol, Energy Drinks, and Youth: A Dangerous Mix.
18: Alcohol Use on College Campuses.
19: Family Guide to Underage Drinking Prevention.
20: Efforts to Prevent and Reduce Alcohol Problems in Adolescents.
21: Community-Based Alcohol Abuse Prevention.
22: The Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA) Law.
The Physical Effects and Consequences of Alcohol Abuse.
23: Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC).
24: Alcohol Hangover.
25: Alcohol Changes the Brain.
26: Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease.
27: Alcohol and Cardiovascular Disease.
28: Alcoholic Neuropathy.
29: Alcohol and the Lung.
30: Alcohol Abuse Affects Bone Health.
31: Other Organs at Risk from Alcohol Abuse.
32: How Alcohol Interacts with Other Diseases and Disorders.
33: Facts about Aging and Alcohol.
34: Use with Caution: Alcohol and Medications.
35: Alcohol-Induced Organ Injury: The Role of Nutrition.
The Effects of Alcohol on Reproductive and Fetal Health.
36: Infertility and Alcohol.
37: Alcohol Use among Pregnant Women and Recent Mothers.
38: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
39: Adopting and Fostering Children with FASD.
40: FASD May Co-Occur with Mental Illness.
Mental Health Problems Associated with Alcohol Abuse.
41: Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictive Behavior.
42: Alcohol and Mental Health.
43: Anxiety and Alcohol Use Disorders.
44: Psychiatric Disorders Associated with Alcoholism.
45: Alcohol's Association with Suicide.
Alcohol's Impact on Family, Work, and the Community.
46: Children Living with Alcohol-Abusing Parents.
47: Intimate Partner Violence.
48: Alcohol-Impaired Vehicle Operation.
49: Preventing Alcohol-Impaired Driving.
50: Alcohol and Stress in the Military.
51: Alcohol-Related Fire Fatalities.
Treatment and Recovery.
52: Helping Someone Who Has a Problem with Alcohol.
53: Strategies for Reducing Alcohol Consumption or Quitting.
54: The Differences between Brief Intervention and Treatment for Alcoholism.
55: Treatment Options for Alcohol Use Disorders.
56: Alcohol Treatment: Need, Utilization, and Barriers.
57: Detoxification: One Part of Alcohol Abuse Treatment.
58: Withdrawal from Alcohol.
59: Prescription Medicines Used for Alcohol Abuse Treatment.
60: Treating Co-Occurring Drug and Alcohol Use Disorders.
61: Gaps in Clinical Prevention and Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDs).
62: Counseling and Long-Term Support.
63: The Role of Mutual Help Groups in Alcohol Abuse Recovery.
Additional Help and Information.
64: Glossary of Terms Related to Alcohol Use and Abuse.
65: Directory of Support Groups for Alcohol-Related Concerns.
66: Directory of State Agencies for Substance Abuse Services.
67: Directory of Organizations with Information about Alcohol Use and Abuse.