Assessment, Intervention and Treatment of Alcoholism


Alcoholism: Impact Assessment, Intervention and Medical Treatment


Edited Book


Dr. Vinod K. Shanwal,
Gautam Buddha University
Dr. Bhupender S. Chhikara,
University of Delhi

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The proposed book will cover the following sections:
1. Health Issues related to Alcoholism
(a) Physical/Mental Health
(b) Community and Preventive Health
2. Social/Anthropological Issues related to Alcoholism
3. Psychological/Behavioural Issues of Alcholism
4. Economical/Developmental Issues related to Acoholism
5. Alcoholism: pleasure or curse? Case studies.

The book will be published by one of International Publisher Elsevier B.V., Bentham Science Publisher, American Scientific Publisher, Nova Publications (New York) etc. (publication arrangement is under process) in collaboration or standalone.


The confirmed book chapters section wise:

1. Health Issues related to Alcoholism
(a) Physical/Mental Health

Health issues related to Alcoholism
Reema Roshan, Ravinder Singh

Title awaited Dr. Sanjiv Kumar

Exploring the effect of Alcohol on Brain
Ram Singh and Geetanjali,
1Department of Applied Chemistry & Polymer Technology, Delhi Technological University, Bawana Road, Delhi- 110 042, India, 2Department of Chemistry, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007, India.

Alcohol is the most widely consumed chemical worldwide. Drinking alcohol is as much a part of daily life as having food. People who have been drinking excess amounts of alcohol for long periods of time are exposing themselves to the risk of developing serious and persistent changes in the brain. The effect of alcohol on the brain may be direct or indirect depending upon general health status of the person. This chapter will discuss the effect of alcohol on brain.

Mental Health disturbances in alcoholism
Dr. N. Deepa Mohan,
Associate Prof. &HOD, Dept. of Applied Psychology, GITAM Institute of Management, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, A.P. 530045

Psychological or mental health disturbances in alcoholism are extremely common and at times may comorbid with other disorders too. Alcoholism may be the cause of these disturbances like anxiety or depression or vice versa. An understanding of the nature of these disturbances and their role in the genesis and maintenance of alcoholism : the disease, may go a long way in understanding, prevention and treatment of alcoholism

Toxicokinetics and Forensic aspects of alcohol
Bhoopendra Singh
Toxicologist (Associate Professor), Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, India.

Toxicokinetic modelling via a compartmental approach offers a convenient visualization towards the biological process of alcohol and this is particularly helpful in drink-driving prosecution when the time BAC retrospect extrapolation is needed. Despite the concentration-time profile outlining, the compartmental model also serves as a good reference in pharmacokinetic parameters qualifying which is essential to clinical application. The pathologist is frequently asked in either written opinions or in court testimony to give an estimate of the behavioural state of a victim at a certain level of blood alcohol or after having taken a specified amount of drink. A general level of knowledge can be offered to the lawyer, police or court, however, especially in respect of the usual level of capability and consciousness at different blood-alcohol levels.

(b) Community and Preventive Health

Can probiotics be the treatment for alcoholism induced liver dysfunction
Dr. Sriram Seshadri
Institute of Science, Nirma University

2. Social/Anthropological Issues related to Alcoholism

Alcoholism: A Psychological and Family Aspect
Jyoti Mishra Pandey
Former Asst. Prof. (CIP) & Consultant Clinical Psychologist Bharati vidyapeeth Medical College & Hospital Department of Psychiatry & Pediatric, Pune


3. Psychological/Behavioural Issues of Alcholism

A Holistic Perspective on Alcoholism
Serena Wadhwa
Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, IL 60484. USA

This chapter explores alcoholism from a bio-psycho-social-cultural-environmental-spiritual perspective. It provides an overview on various contributing factors from these areas to the emergence of alcohol dependency and addiction and how this differs from alcohol misuse and use.

Alcoholism: How we can help
Dr. Sarika Mohta,
Mody University, Lakshmangarh, Sikar. Rajasthan

This chapter includes psychological & Behavioural impact of alcoholism on individual, what should be taken care to dealing with these people, how we can help them as a friend, family member or counselor.

Alcohol De-addiction: Application of Body psychotherapies
Dr. Suhas Shetgovekar
Discipline of Psychology, School of Social Sciences (SOSS), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi 110068

Alcoholism can be denoted as dependence on alcohol leading to addiction. Alcoholism, as is known, can have a detrimental effect on one’s mental and physical health. Recovery or de-addiction process is also difficult due to various factors including withdrawal symptoms. Various psychotherapies are used in order to help the affected persons deal with the situation and recover. One such group of therapies collectively known as body psychotherapies can positively contribute to the process of de-addiction. Body psychotherapies is an umbrella term for various psychotherapies that believe in integration of physiological or somatic, emotional, mental, spiritual and social aspects of an individual. The focus of these psychotherapies is on somatic healing and developing somatic awareness. One of the main proponents of body psychotherapies was Wilhelm Reich, though there are various body psychotherapies that are available today. To name a few, Chiron Body Psychotherapy, Hakomi, Rolfing’s Structural Integration, Postural integration, Body-Mind Centering, Body-Mind Psychotherapy and Integrated body psychotherapy. The main assumption of body psychotherapies is that there exits a functional unity between the psychological physiological aspects of a human being and thus a relationship exists between the psychological processes and somatic manifestations. The techniques involved in these psychotherapies mainly focus on breathing, physical movement and even touch. The present chapter will thus focus on how body psychotherapies can be applied to alcohol de-addiction. The chapter will provide an introduction to body psychotherapies, covering its assumptions and principles. Various body psychotherapies will also be discussed with a focus on the techniques. Further, how body psychotherapies can be applied to alcohol deduction will also be focused on. Studies and research carried in this context will also be highlighted. The chapter will also discuss the role of the psychotherapists and the challenges and issues faced while applying body psychotherapies to alcohol de-addiction.

Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Alcoholism
Dr. Urvashi Anand
Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Allied Health Sciences, Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal

The chapter will cover the the definition of mindfulness, the hypothesized mechanisms by which it works, the exercises and research pertaining to the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions for alcoholism. As alcoholism does not occur in isolation and many co-morbid conditions exist, the chapter will also briefly cover the effect of mindfulness-based strategies on these disorders.

Alcholism & its Psycho-Behavioural effect
Shaikh Haque Mobassir Imtiyaz
University of Mumbai

4. Economical/Developmental Issues related to Acoholism
Proposals open
5. Alcoholism: pleasure or curse? Case studies.
Proposals open