By Christopher G. Bates, James Ciment
This landmark reference is a complete, one-stop, interdisciplinary source that examines present, severe social matters in old and worldwide contexts. approximately one hundred fifty in-depth, balanced, and thought-provoking articles conceal a large variety of severely very important themes: the surroundings, future health, technological know-how, the media, ethnic conflicts, poverty, and immigration, to call quite a few. each one unique, signed article offers old context in addition to an intensive dialogue and research of latest matters dealing with cutting-edge interconnected international.
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Most widely used is the CAGE questionnaire, whose name is an acronym of its four questions: 1. Have you ever felt you needed to Cut down on your drinking? 2. Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? 3. Have you ever felt Guilty about drinking? 4. Have you ever felt you needed a drink first thing in the morning (E ye-opener) to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover? An answer of “yes” to two or more questions is a strong indication of alcohol dependence. This is particularly true of the fourth question, an activity in which practitioners sometimes engage alone, and for which a positive response strongly suggests withdrawal symptoms.