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Alcohol and Humans

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Alcohol use has a long and ubiquitous history. The prevailing tendency to view alcohol merely as a 'social problem' or the popular notion that alcohol only serves to provide us with a 'hedonic' high, masks its importance in the social fabric of many human societies both past and present. To understand alcohol use, as a complex social practice that has been exploited by humans for thousands of years, requires cross-disciplinary insight from social/cultural anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, psychologists, primatologists, and biologists. This multi-disciplinary volume examines the broad use of alcohol in the human lineage and its wider relationship to social contexts such as feasting, sacred rituals, and social bonding. Alcohol abuse is a small part of a much more complex and social pattern of widespread alcohol use by humans. This alone should prompt us to explore the evolutionary origins of this ancient practice and the socially functional reasons for its continued popularity. The objectives of this volume are: (1) to understand how and why nonhuman primates and other animals use alcohol in the wild, and its relevance to understanding the social consumption of alcohol in humans; (2) to understand the social function of alcohol in human prehistory; (3) to understand the sociocultural significance of alcohol across human societies; and (4) to explore the social functions of alcohol consumption in contemporary society. 'Alcohol in Humans' will be fascinating reading for those in the fields of biology, psychology, anthropology, archaeology, as well as those with a broader interest in addiction.

Alcohol and Humans

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Alcohol use has a long and ubiquitous history. The prevailing tendency to view alcohol merely as a 'social problem' or the popular notion that alcohol only serves to provide us with a 'hedonic' high, masks its importance in the social fabric of many human societies both past and present. To understand alcohol use, as a complex social practice that has been exploited by humans for thousands of years, requires cross-disciplinary insight from social/cultural anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, psychologists, primatologists, and biologists. This multi-disciplinary volume examines the broad use of alcohol in the human lineage and its wider relationship to social contexts such as feasting, sacred rituals, and social bonding. Alcohol abuse is a small part of a much more complex and social pattern of widespread alcohol use by humans. This alone should prompt us to explore the evolutionary origins of this ancient practice and the socially functional reasons for its continued popularity. The objectives of this volume are: (1) to understand how and why nonhuman primates and other animals use alcohol in the wild, and its relevance to understanding the social consumption of alcohol in humans; (2) to understand the social function of alcohol in human prehistory; (3) to understand the sociocultural significance of alcohol across human societies; and (4) to explore the social functions of alcohol consumption in contemporary society. 'Alcohol in Humans' will be fascinating reading for those in the fields of biology, psychology, anthropology, archaeology, as well as those with a broader interest in addiction.

The Metabolic Effects of Alcohol Consumption in Humans

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Serotonergic Aspects on High Consumption of Alcohol in Humans

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Schedule induced Drinking in Humans

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Low dose Alcohol Effects on Human Behavior and Performance

Author : Frank Albert Holloway
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Seventh Special Report to the U S Congress on Alcohol and Health from the Secretary of Health and Human Services

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Individual Differences in the Neurobiology of Responses to Alcohol in Humans

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Introduction: Alcohol abuse and dependence represent one of the most substantial burdens worldwide having severe medical, occupational and personal consequences. Animal models have implicated the mesolimbic dopamine and endogenous opioid systems but studies in humans have been less clear, in each case raising the possibility of marked individual differences. To investigate this hypothesis, two studies were conducted. In Study 1, we measured striatal dopamine responses to oral alcohol ingestion in subjects at varying risk for alcohol dependence. In Study 2, we measured individual differences in naltrexone's effects on alcohol reward and self-administration. Methods: Study 1) 26 non-dependent social drinkers at varying risk for alcohol use disorders each received two positron emission tomography scans, one following alcohol (1mL/kg 94% ethanol orally) and the other following a placebo. Changes in... [11C]raclopride binding potential were determined as an index of ...

Recent Developments in Alcoholism

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Alcohol Drug Abuse and Aggression

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Journal of Studies on Alcohol

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The contents alternate monthly: Original articles in odd-numbered months; Current literature in even-numbered months.

Alcohol Health and Research World

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Effects of Alcohol on the Fetus in Humans

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The Biology of Alcohol Problems

Author : International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism. Congress
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Hardbound. The Seventh ISBRA Congress, attracting over 400 participants from 27 countries, was thefirst to be held in Australia and addressed a number of issues central to current interests inbiomedical alcohol research. These range from recent advances related to alcoholism inbiological and clinical research to specific areas of substantial progress in the study ofalcoholism in recent years such as the effect of molecular genetic techniques. Included in thecongress was a consideration of the advantages of Australia as a testing ground for the cross-cultural application of new therapeutic approaches. Accordingly, the congress proceedingspublished in this volume, from both plenary and symposium presentations, cover a wide rangeof topics from the enzymology of alcohol metabolism, genetic studies of alcohol's effects andthe mechanisms of alcohol-related organ damage to fundamental aspects of alcohol's actionand clinical aspects of alcoholism includi

Excerpta medica Section 22 Human genetics

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Alcohol and Drug Research in California 1989

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Alcohol Drinking

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Comprehensive Handbook of Alcohol Related Pathology

Author : Victor R. Preedy
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This comprehensive handbook is a "one-stop-shop" for all researchers involved in the field of alcohol-related harm at the whole body or cellular level. Over 100 chapters provide abundant information of a wide range of topics that extend from the evolutionary aspects of alcohol consumption and the prevalence of alcohol misuse to programmed cell death. Each chapter is highly illustrated with tables and figures making this a valuable reference for students, clinicians and researchers alike.*Over 100 chapters conveniently divided into 3 sections*Represents a 'one-stop-shop' of information with suitable indexing of the various pathways and processes*Each chapter is highly illustrated with tables as well as figures

Aerospace Medicine

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Annali dell Istituto superiore di sanit

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