By Henrietta N. Barnes, Mark D. Aronson, Thomas L. Delbanco, Julius B. Richmond, A. Abrams, M.D. Aronson, H.N. Barnes, R.D. Bayog, M. Bean-Bayog, J. Bigby, B. Bush, M.G. Cyr, J. Daley, T.L. Delbanco, J. Ende, A.W. Fox, P.A. Friedman, M.E. Griner, P.F. Griner
Based at the Commonwealth Harvard Alcohol learn and instructing application, this clinically orientated paintings is designed to provide internists and first care practitioners the information and abilities essential to realize and deal with sufferers with alcoholism.
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Why someone continues to drink excessively when there are known adverse consequences is a question that frequently plagues physicians. Understanding how a person develops dependence on alcohol can begin to answer that question. Although it is impossible to predict who of those who are at risk for alcoholism will actually develop the disease, once the process has started there is a fairly characteristic pattern of psychologic and behavioral events. Drinking alcoholic beverages is a learned behavior.
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Alcoholism: A Guide for the Primary Care Physician by Henrietta N. Barnes, Mark D. Aronson, Thomas L. Delbanco, Julius B. Richmond, A. Abrams, M.D. Aronson, H.N. Barnes, R.D. Bayog, M. Bean-Bayog, J. Bigby, B. Bush, M.G. Cyr, J. Daley, T.L. Delbanco, J. Ende, A.W. Fox, P.A. Friedman, M.E. Griner, P.F. Griner