Alcohol Research

Journal covering alcohol research.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 2, 2002

Alcoholism and Psychiatric Disorders: Diagnostic Challenges
Clinicians working with alcohol-abusing or alcohol-dependent patients sometimes face a difficult task assessing their patient's psychiatric complaints because heavy drinking associated with alcoholism can co-exist with, contribute to, or result from...
Bipolar Disorder and Alcoholism
Bipolar disorder and alcoholism commonly co-occur. Multiple explanations for the relationship between these conditions have been proposed, but this relationship remains poorly understood. Some evidence suggests a genetic link. This comorbidity also has...
Childhood Antisocial Behavior and Adolescent Alcohol Use Disorders
Antisocial behaviors (eg., aggression toward people and animals, destruction of property, deceitfulness, theft, and serious rule violations) and related mental disorders (ie., conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder) during childhood predict...
Comorbidity of Alcholism and Psychiatric Disorders: An Overview
People with alcohol use disorders often have co-occurring psychiatric disorders, but they frequently do not receive specialized substance abuse treatment that addresses both conditions. Although pharmacological and psychosocial treatments for alcohol...
Comorbid Psychiatric Factors Contributing to Adolescent Alcohol and Other Drug Use
Alcohol and other drug (AOD) use is common among adolescents, and its consequences pose important public health problems. Consequently, it is essential to understand the numerous factors that place adolescents at risk for AOD use. These factors include...
Concurrent Alcohol and Tobacco Dependence: Mechanisms and Treatment
People who drink alcohol often also smoke and vice versa. Several mechanisms may contribute to concurrent alcohol and tobacco use. These mechanisms include genes that are involved in regulating certain brain chemical systems; neurobiological mechanisms,...
Co-Occurring Alcohol Use Disorder and Schizophrenia
Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is the most common co-occurring disorder in people with schizophrenia. Both biological factors and psychosocial factors are thought to contribute to this co-occurrence. Schizophrenia patients with AUD are more likely to have...
Eating Disorders and Alcohol Use Disorders
RESEARCH UPDATE Alcoholism and eating disorders frequently co-occur and often co-occur in the presence of other psychiatric and personality disorders. Although this co-occurrence suggests the possibility of common or shared factors in the etiology of...
Pathological Gambling and Alcohol Use Disorder
Problematic gambling is more common among people with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) (i.e., either alcohol abuse or dependence) compared with those without AUDs. This association holds true for people in the general population and is even more pronounced...
Social Anxiety Disorder and Alcohol Use
Social anxiety disorder-an excessive fear of social situations, such as eating or speaking in public-affects 2 to 13 percent of the U.S. population. About one-fifth of patients with social anxiety disorder also suffer from an alcohol use disorder (AUD)...
The Clinically Meaningful Link between Alcohol Use and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a childhood mental health disorder that can lead to alcohol and other drug (AOD)-related problems if it persists into adolescence and adulthood. Several findings suggest that ADHD contributes to the...