Langenbucher: Socioeconomic Analysis

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Langenbucher, James w. “View Point on Treating Addictions. Socioeconomic Analysis of Addictions Treatment.”Public Health Reports (1974-). Vol. 111. No.2. Mar.- Apr. 1996. 135-137. Web. 24 Mar. 2011. Provides a focused perspective on the demands for bettering the approach of treatment for addicts and alcoholics. Provides facts that addiction treatment promotes economy, not waste. It cost the economy more in the long run to treat the consequences of addiction, because of the problems associated with continued use of drugs or alcohol. This results in major funding loses, which affect our economic status. Addicts or alcoholics who continue to use without receiving treatment cost the government greatly; having to put more money into jails, institutions, and costing damage to major health insures. These are the resulting consequences towards economic status when an alcoholic, or addict goes untreated. ”Treatment: History of, in the United States. Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning About Addictive Behavior.”Ed. Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt. Vol. 3. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2003. 168-174. Gale Virtual Reference. Web. 20. Mar. 2011. Provides an overview of how treatment methods have grown and changed from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. Alcoholics in the nineteenth century were given the name “habitual drunkards.”…show more content…
The Alcoholics Mind: The Nature of Craving and How to Control it. New York: Oxford University Press. 1988. Print. This book influences the reader to understand how an alcoholic or addict does not bring addiction upon ones self. Ludwig describes how proper treatment, support from friends and family can help an addict or alcoholic achieve self-worth. Self-guilt, despair, and self-disgust make it difficult for someone with an addiction to quit using. Ludwig informs his readers that addiction is a disease as a result of disordered body chemistry, allergy, nutritional deficiency, physical vulnerability, or genetic

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