Heavy Drinking : The Myth of Alcoholism as a Disease Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 195 pages, Ill.
- Publisher: University of California Press
- Publication Date: 21/06/1989
- Category: Drug & substance abuse: social aspects
- ISBN: 9780520067547
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Review by crazybatcow
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, if you want to know what it concludes, just take the current belief of alcoholism being a disease out of a person's individual control and flip it on its head.)Is it accurate? How would I know... there's enough people on each side of any fence to "prove" anything. Can we admit that we agree with the author - not really or the political correctness thought police will getcha!