Heavy Drinking: The Myth of Alcoholism as a Disease
Heavy Drinking informs the general public for the first time how recent research has discredited almost every widely held belief about alcoholism, including the very concept of alcoholism as a single disease with a unique cause. Herbert Fingarette presents constructive approaches to heavy drinking, including new methods of helping heavy drinkers and social policies for preventing heavy drinking and the harms associated with it.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - crazybatcow - LibraryThing
It seems well researched, but it's dated, obviously, since it was written in 1989. And it takes the opposite point of view on alcoholism than what is currently "politically correct". (So, basically ... Read full review
Heavy drinking: the myth of alcoholism as a diseaseUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Fingarette aims to refute evidence that alcoholism is a disease. Rejecting the terms alcoholic and disease, he points out that many "heavy drinkers'' do not experience craving and/or loss of control ... Read full review
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The Classic Disease Concept of Alcoholism
Where Did We Get the Idea That Alcoholism Is a Disease?
Can Alcoholics Control Their Drinking?
What Causes Alcoholism?
Have Alcoholism Treatments Really Worked?
New Approaches to Heavy Drinking