Spiritual Direction or Sponsorship has been an integral part of every successful person' life. Mentors is another term used to describe what another person can contribute to the human and spiritual life of the person who asks for such help. It is NOT unique to people of the Catholic Faith. Coaches, mentors, confessors are all terms used and mean essentially the same thing, one person helping anoher..
Why are we so ambivalent about alcohol? Are we torn between our love of a drink and the need to restrict, or even prohibit, alcohol? How did saloon culture arise in the United States? Why did wine become such a ubiquitous part of French culture?Alcohol: A Social and Cultural History examines these questions and many more as it considers how drink has evolved in its functions and uses from the late Middle Ages to the present day in the West. Alcohol has long played an important role in societies throughout history, and understanding its consumption can reveal a great deal about a culture. This book discusses a range of issues, including domestic versus recreational use, the history of alcoholism, and the relationship between alcohol and violence, religion, sexuality, and medicine. It looks at how certain forms of alcohol speak about class, gender and place.Drawing on examples from Europe, North America and Australia, this book provides an overview of the many roles alcohol has played over the past five centuries.
Mark Schuckit's Drug and Alcohol Abuse has been a clinical mainstay for over a quarter century. Now the author's trusted expertise is available in a new Sixth Edition, thoroughly revised for content, updated references, and streamlined for increased usefulness.
Schuckit combines his experience as practitioner, researcher, and teacher to give professionals and students across the health and mental health disciplines a working knowledge of drug-related pathology, beginning with pharmacology, drug mechanisms, and genetic factors. And the Sixth Edition is as accessible as its predecessors, striking the right comfort level for the classroom or the emergency room.
-Clinical/emergency orientation suited to both chronic misuse and acute situations
-Coverage reflects current trends in alcohol, drug, and multidrug use, abuse, and dependence
-Concise chapters for quick reference
-Updated bibliography-approximately 80% of citations are post-2000
-Diagnostic information reflects upcoming changes to the DSM
-Latest strategies in treatment (psychological and pharmacological) and rehabilitation
All material is organized for ease of use, whether the reader needs fast answers in a crisis, seeks new ideas for helping long-term patients or clients, or is just becoming familiar with the different drug classifications. This new edition offers expanded knowledge of a wide-ranging problem and a growing and clinically important population, and authoritative suggestions for effective care.
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