Alcoholism Case Study Case Study

Alcoholism Case Study
A discussion on alcoholism and its effects on its abusers.
# 118808 | 1,445 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Feb 25, 2010 in Biology (Genetics) , Psychology (Case Studies) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs)

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This paper presents alcoholism as a persistent disease and discusses how it can take control of one's brain neuronal functions and subsequently, behavior. The author explains the biology of alcoholism and why some people might be predisposed genetically to be alcoholics. The paper also includes a case study of Betty Ford, wife of late President Gerald Ford and describes how she overcame her dependency on alcohol and eventually set up the Betty Ford Center for substance abuse.

Case Study
Biology of Alcoholism
Environment and Heredity

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hansell, J., & Damour, L. (2005). Abnormal Psychology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley
  • Shea, C. W. (2008). From the neurobiological basis of alcohol dependency to pharmacologic treatment strategies: bridging the knowledge gap. Southern Medical Journal. 101(2), p.179-184. Retrieved on May 16, 2009 from EBSCOhost database.
  • Deckers, L. (2005). Motivation (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson

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