8.6. A Timely Review of Alcohol Related Disorders

  1. Hamid Ghodse2,
  2. Helen Herrman3,
  3. Mario Maj4 and
  4. Norman Sartorius5
  1. Nasser Loza and
  2. Waleed Fawzi

Published Online: 18 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch18

Substance Abuse Disorders

Substance Abuse Disorders

How to Cite

Loza, N. and Fawzi, W. (2009) A Timely Review of Alcohol Related Disorders, in Substance Abuse Disorders (eds H. Ghodse, H. Herrman, M. Maj and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 2

    International Centre for Drug Policy, St George's University of London, London, UK

  2. 3

    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  3. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples SUN, Naples, Italy

  4. 5

    Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes, Geneva, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Ministry of Health, Egypt

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470745106

Online ISBN: 9780470975084



  • alcohol related disorders - a timely review;
  • Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO) - and lowest rates of consumption;
  • Saunders and Latte, compelling evidence - universal measures for reducing alcohol-related harm;
  • key approaches to prevention - in regions of the world, and cultural and societal attitudes;
  • prohibition, not being the answer - legislation, crucial in controlling alcohol-related harm;
  • Passetti and Drummond, outlining - principles of management of spectrum of alcohol problems;
  • psychological and psychosocial approaches - in preventing relapse, tailored to patient needs;
  • role of different pharmacological interventions - in withdrawal states and relapse prevention;
  • brief interventions, cost-effective component - of successful prevention and treatment strategy