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    Finding a Solution for Adult Alcoholism

    Number of Pages: 18


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    This 18 page paper provides an overview of a research proposal to assess methods for resolving the problem of adult alcoholism. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

    Name of Research Paper File: MH11_MHAlcPro.rtf

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    behavioral element that defines certain behavioral responses to stress situations, alcoholism has drawn attention in recent years as a result of the application of a disease concept. Researchers, public  health officials, policy makers and health care providers have applied a "disease concept to alcoholism" that defines methods for referencing treatment options and for determining consistent response to alcoholism based  in a presentation/diagnosis/treatment model (Miranda 5). This type of assessment, though, has been viewed with varying degrees of acceptance, and some claim that this model has led to  a lack of accountability that has hindered treatment methods. Individuals who claim that they are the victims of a disease do not have to demonstrate culpability in regards to  their choices/actions. Treatment models, then, often reflect the choice of a disease model, disability model, or a behavioral model. Selecting the appropriate treatment method is central to finding  a solution for adult alcoholism. PRELIMINARY SENTENCE OUTLINE THESIS: The application of the disease model presents some problems in creating an effective response to adult alcoholism.  Applying cognitive behavioral therapy to public health, programming and methods for interventions can have a positive impact on reducing adult alcoholism. OUTLINE  I. Preliminary plan overview A. Alcoholism is an absence of self-discipline. B. Alcoholism can be viewed as  a spiritual problem C. Alcoholism can be viewed as a pathology D. Alcoholism can be viewed  as a disability. E. These differing views impact the approaches to treatment of adult alcoholism II. 

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