Prevention of Alcohol Abuse

  • Peter M. Miller
  • Ted D. Nirenberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. History and Issue of Alcohol Abuse Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ted D. Nirenberg, Peter M. Miller
      Pages 3-14
    3. Tony Cellucci
      Pages 15-53
    4. Nora E. Noel, Barbara S. McCrady
      Pages 55-94
  3. Predictors of Problem Drinking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-96
    2. Donald W. Goodwin
      Pages 97-118
    3. Thomas C. Harford
      Pages 119-156
  4. Approaches to Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-159
    2. Reginald G. Smart
      Pages 161-168
    3. Raymond J. Hodgson
      Pages 169-184
    4. Vijoy K. Varma
      Pages 185-197
    5. Kinya Kuriyama, Shuji Ida, Seitaro Ohkuma
      Pages 199-204
    6. M. E. Medina-Mora, C. Campillo-Serrano
      Pages 205-211
    7. Amechi Anumonye
      Pages 227-233
    8. Douglas A. Parker
      Pages 235-244
    9. I. A. Sytinsky
      Pages 245-251
    10. G. Nicholas Braucht, Barbara Braucht
      Pages 253-279
    11. Linda E. Hewitt, Howard T. Blane
      Pages 281-323
  5. Practical Applications of Prevention Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-326
    2. William R. Miller
      Pages 371-385
    3. Peter E. Nathan
      Pages 387-405
    4. Ronald P. Schlegel, Stephen R. Manske, Andrea Page
      Pages 407-439
    5. Felix Klajner, Linda C. Sobell, Mark B. Sobell
      Pages 441-468
    6. John E. Killeen
      Pages 469-502
    7. Peter M. Miller, Ted D. Nirenberg
      Pages 503-510
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 511-520

About this book


The abuse of alcohol presents a major health problem throughout the world. Until recently both clinical and research efforts have been geared toward treatment and rehabilitation of alcoholism. With the growing num­ ber of problem drinkers entering treatment, the need for a better under­ standing of the prevention of alcohol abuse has become increasingly evi­ dent. Although still in its infancy, the field of alcoholism prevention is growing at a rapid rate. Increasing numbers of behavioral scientists through­ out the world are conducting or planning prevention projects. Policy plan­ ners, school administrators, military agencies, community groups, state and local alcoholism agencies, and industries are initiating alcohol abuse preven­ tion programs with fervor. Legislators at all levels of government are also developing a keen interest in legislation aimed at reducing the extent of problem drinking. This book represents one of the first systematic attempts to compile a comprehensive text on the prevention of alcohol abuse. Many of the con­ tributors to Prevention 0/ Alcohol Abuse have international reputations that strengthen their understanding of the complex nature of prevention. By providing a critical review of the current knowledge about prevention, the text will serve to stimulate and lay the groundwork for further prevention efforts. We thank all of the chapter authors for their excellent contributions. It is through their efforts that the field will thrive. Our appreciation also is expressed to Leonard Pace, formerly of Plenum Press, for his encourage­ ment and helpful comments in the development of the text.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter M. Miller
    • 1
  • Ted D. Nirenberg
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Sea Pines Behavioral InstituteHilton Head IslandUSA
  2. 2.Veterans Administration Medical CenterProvidenceUSA
  3. 3.Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9656-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2657-1
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