Rethinking Drinking and Sport examines the complex nature of sport-related drinking. With close attention to the contradictory nature of sport-related drinking, this book considers both 'the problem' of drinking in sport, as well as some of the issues for treatment and recovery that sports-related drinking presents. Bringing together a range of methodological and theoretical debates that address the relationships between alcohol and sport, Rethinking Drinking and Sport draws on rich new interview material with fans and both drinking and non-drinking sportsmen and women, as well as documentary and media sources. Based on research across a variety of sports in the UK and Australia, Rethinking Drinking and Sport explores not only the relationship between alcohol, fans, participants and industry, but also questions of gender and identity to provide fresh insights into the complex relationships between drinking and sport. Examining possible directions for health and public policy in relation to sport-related drinking, this book will appeal to social scientists and policy makers with interests in consumption, leisure, sport, drinking, and health.
Author: Brett Smith
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Social Science
The last two decades have witnessed a proliferation of qualitative research in sport and exercise. The Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise is the first book to offer an in-depth survey of established and emerging qualitative methods, from conceptual first principles to practice and process. Written and edited by a team of world-leading researchers, and some of the best emerging talents, the book introduces a range of research traditions within which qualitative researchers work. It explores the different methods used to collect and analyse data, offering rationales for why each method might be chosen and guidance on how to employ each technique successfully. It also introduces important contemporary debates and goes further than any other book in exploring new methods, concepts, and future directions, such as sensory research, digital research, visual methods, and how qualitative research can generate impact. Cutting-edge, timely and comprehensive, the Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise is an essential reference for any student or scholar using qualitative methods in sport and exercise-related research.
Author: Robert D. Stainback
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Increase your awareness of alcohol use and abuse in the sport community and improve your ability to identity and assist athletes with alcohol-related problems. Alcohol and Sport provides the information you need to facilitate an athlete's progression through the stages of recovery. Clinical and sport psychologist Robert Stainback condenses 20 years of practical experience and research in substance abuse treatment into this comprehensive, indispensable reference.
So... you want to cut back your drinking? So did I. I didn't think I was an alcoholic, but I knew I wanted to drink less. I took some simple, practical steps and changed my life. This book is what I wish I'd known when I started. Maybe you're in a rut. I've been there. But you can learn to break your habit and live a healthier life. Research backs up what your common sense tells you - you are not alone. You can regain control. You have a good chance of successful change. These 5 tips turned my drinking habits around. There's no condemnation, no rock bottom, and no one-size-fits-all approach. Compassion, research and action ideas combine to make a plan you can use right away. These straight-forward tips will help you, or someone you know, take control of drinking.
Author: James Robert Milam
Release Date: 2011-08-17
Ten of millions Americans suffer from alcoholism, yet most people still wrongly believe that alcoholism is a psychological or moral problem, and that it can be cured by psychotherapy or sheer will power. Based on groundbreaking scientific research, Under The Influence examine the physical factors that set alcoholics and non-alcoholics apart, and suggests a bold, stigma-free way of understanding and treating the alcoholic. How to tell if someone you know is an alcoholic. The progressive stages of alcoholism. How to get an alcoholic into treatment -- and how to choose a treatment program. Why frequently prescribed drugs can be dangerous -- even fatal -- for alcoholics. How to ensure a lasting recovery. From the Paperback edition.
'A Prescription for Alcoholics - Medications for Alcoholism' by author Linda Burlison, is the first book ever published about FDA-approved medications to treat alcoholism. The book takes a first sober look at anti-alcoholism drugs, the research behind them, and why nobody seems to know about them.
An examination of alcoholism and addiction presents a portrait of the disease and its victims, arguing against misunderstood elements of alcoholism while spelling out a detailed treatment plan. Original.
Finally, there is a cure for alcoholism. This is the first step. Featuring new and updated information and studies, including an introduction by actress Claudia Christian, the second edition ofThe Cure for Alcoholism delivers exactly what millions of alcoholics and families of alcoholics have been hoping for: a painless, dignified, and medically proven cure for their addiction. Backed by 82 clinical trials and research that extends back to 1964, The Sinclair Method deploys an opiate-blocking medication in a very specific way--in combination with ongoing drinking--to extinguish the addictive "software” in the brain. The de-addiction process rolls back the addictive mechanism in the brain to its original pre-addicted state--before the first drink was consumed, making this program an actual cure for alcoholism. Drs. Roy Eskapa and David Sinclair of The Sinclair Method have put together a sound scientific book that proves that with this particular method, alcoholism can be cured in more than 78 percent of patients. What’s more, the treatment avoids the dangerous withdrawal symptoms, allowing patients to detox gradually and safely while they are still drinking. This removes the need for expensive and unpleasant inpatient rehabilitation programs. Actual drinking levels and cravings automaticallydecrease until control over alcohol is restored. The bottom line is that patients can control their drinking or stop altogether with the simple yet powerful process outlined inThe Cure for Alcoholism. Including a new introduction by actress Claudia Christian about The Sinclair Method’s impact on her life, updated trial information, and a letter explaining the treatment that can be given to doctors by patients,The Cure for Alcoholism is a revolutionary book for anyone who wants to gain control over drinking.
Author: Shane Butler
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2017-03-16
In recent years, the reduction of alcohol-related harm has emerged as a major policy issue across Europe. Public health advocates, supported by the World Health Organisation, have challenged an approach that targets problem-drinking individuals, calling instead for governments to control consumption across whole populations through a combination of pricing strategies, restrictions on retail availability and marketing regulations. Alcohol, Power and Public Health explores the emergence of the public health perspective on alcohol policy in Europe, the strategies alcohol control policy advocates have adopted, and the challenges they have faced in the political context of both individual states and the European Union. The book provides a historical perspective on the development of alcohol policy in Europe using four case studies – Denmark, England, Scotland and Ireland. It explores the relationship between evidence, values and power in a key area of political decision-making and considers what conditions create – or prevent – policy change. The case studies raise questions as to who sets policy agendas, how social problems are framed and defined, and how governments can balance public health promotion against both commercial interests and established cultural practices. This book will be of interest to academics and researchers in policy studies, public health, social science, and European Union studies.
Author: William D. Horton
Release Date: 2015-09-05
The treatment of addictions has not changed in over 50 years and the results are terrible. Dr. Horton with over 30 years in the field breaks open the reasons people do not recover. It is time ot rethink addiction treatment and here is a ground breaking look at how to create a new type of treatment: ONE THATS WORKS!
It might be that extra glass of wine once the kids have gone to bed, or the habitual tipple after work that you know is too much. You could be an 'all or nothing' drinker, or regularly drink more than you know is healthy for you but just can't seem to cut back. It may seem impossible but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Drink Less in 7 Days will get you off the drinking-too-much treadmill once and for all. In this positive and practical handbook, world-leading therapist and clinical hypnotherapist Georgia Foster offers an easily achievable way to reduce your alcohol intake in just seven days! Drink Less in 7 Days contains all the tools you need to change your drinking habits, and the complementary hypnotherapy sessions will reinforce this positive, message leading to a happier, healthier you.
This innovative text's critical examination foregrounds the prime reason why so many people participate in or watch sport – pleasure. Although there has been a "turn" to emotions and affect within academia over the last two decades, it has been somewhat remiss that pleasure, as an integral aspect of human life, has not received greater attention from sociologists of sport, exercise and physical education. This book addresses this issue via an unabashed examination of sport and the moving body via a "pleasure lens." It provides new insights about the production of various identities, power relations and social issues, and the dialectical links between the socio-cultural and the body. Taking a wide-sweeping view of pleasure - dignified and debauched, distinguished and mundane – it examines topics as diverse as aging, health, fandom, running, extreme sports, biopolitics, consumerism, feminism, sex and sexuality. In drawing from diverse theoretical approaches and original empirical research, the text reveals the social and political significance of pleasure and provides a more rounded, dynamic and sensual account of sport.
Do you want to stop drinking alcohol? Are you sick of waking up with yet another hangover? Do you fear your children growing up and following in your footsteps? If you want to quit drinking for good, but don't know where to start, this book is for you!In this book you will discover: How to overcome your fears about quitting and build your confidence Why most people think you are 'abnormal' when you quit? What are your risks in quitting drinking? Can you die from quitting alcohol? Are you an alcoholic? What side-effects and symptoms should you expect? Is recovery for the rest of your life? How can you help your recovery? How to break any habit in your life The four mindsets of quitting drinking What separates Kevin from other teachers in the field of quitting alcohol is his ability to break down complex ideas into a no-nonsense, straight talking, and down to earth approach. His up front coaching style is developed around breaking down your alcohol perceptions, rethinking your relationship with alcohol, and its use within our society
Author: Professor of Silviculture Kevin O'Hara
Release Date: 2015-04-10
You might be thinking that you'll never be able to quit drinking. Just over two years ago Kevin was just like you. After binge drinking for most of his life, he was near rock bottom, and desperately looking for some answers. Contrary to what most quit alcohol advice says, Kevin was surprised at how easily he got through the first week, then the second, the third, and never looked back. All the awful symptoms and side effects of quitting alcohol just didn't materialize. Why? This book, Alcohol Freedom, has the answers. The 7 Mindsets that Kevin has put together for you have already helped thousands of regular people to free themselves from taking this poison. By the time you finish reading this book, you'll be able to consistently make solid and dependable changes in your drinking thinking and behavior. Far from feeling humiliated because you have to quit, deprived of your pleasure, and helpless in your alcoholic disease, Alcohol Freedom will help you to feel powerful and confident in your ability to kick this destructive habit, once and for all. Alcohol Freedom also teaches: How to think out, plan, and apply the unique strategies that work for you How to discover and control all your triggers, urges, and cravings How to engineer your perfect stop drinking environment How to guarantee your family and friends are on your side How to overcome your fears