Alcohol and Drug Problems in Women by Oriana Josseau Kalant (auth.), Oriana Josseau Kalant (eds.)

By Oriana Josseau Kalant (auth.), Oriana Josseau Kalant (eds.)

Over the decade the area has skilled a turning out to be curiosity in difficulties linked to the nonmedical use of gear. This curiosity has corresponded to a true development within the quantity, variety, and social effect of using alcohol and medication in lots of societies. for that reason, the quantity of study and writing with reference to drug difficulties has significantly elevated, and it has turn into very tough for one person to maintain with all of the appropriate literature. there's therefore an acute desire within the box for serious stories that determine present advancements, and the current sequence is meant to fill this desire. The sequence isn't to be an "annual evaluation" within the ordinary experience. the purpose isn't to hide all of the paintings pronounced in the course of the previous 12 months on the subject of a hard and fast choice of issues. fairly, it truly is to give every year evaluative papers on issues within which adequate fresh development has been made to change the overall scope in a selected sector. as a result of the multidisciplinary nature of difficulties of drug use and dependence, the papers released in each one quantity could be drawn from numerous disciplines. in spite of the fact that, a few volumes will be dedicated to one particĀ­ ular challenge, with person studies and papers analyzing numerous elements of it. The composition of the editorial board and the overseas advisory board displays those targets. The editors are individuals of the senior medical employees of the dependancy learn beginning of Ontario.

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Alcohol and Drug Problems in Women

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INTRODUCTION The temperance movement during the 19th century developed and promulgated most of the basics of the modern definition of social problems resulting from alcohol consumption. Women participated in the movement, first under the control and leadership of men and later in their own organizations. Suffragists and women's rights activists supported the temperance cause believing that the liquor traffic was a serious problem for women. In addition, temperance literature and speeches gave a prominent place to women: they were presented as victims of the liquor trade and as moral agents who could help develop the reform.

It could well be that the suitability of various treatment approaches may have more to do with the individual's history of drug use, personality, family history, and other individual factors than with gender. It is also possible, at least theoretically, that sex-oriented treatment modalities may be more effective than integrated ones, because men and women, for whatever reasons, may cope with their problems in different ways. For the time being, however, these questions remain 22 ORIANA JOSSEAU KALANT unanswered because most research has not addressed itself to the issue of patient Itreatment match, or to the question of possible sex differences, since most research has been done only in men.

However, he added: Would to Heaven I could be permitted to say it is always thus! But truth compels me to declare that this monster has sometimes succeeded in degrading the fairest and the loveliest of the creation to the level of the brutes. (New York State Society for the Promotion of Temperance, 1832, p. 10) In 1887, famous temperance lecturer John B. Gough made much the same point: Woman too, more often sinned against, is yet sometimes the sinner by means of intoxicants. Every holy instinct and every womanly shame have been thus destroyed.

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