Alcohol Research

Journal covering alcohol research.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 1, Winter

Accidental * Alcohol Poisoning Mortality in the United States, 1996-1998
This study examines the prevalence and patterns of mortality resulting from unintentional poisoning by alcohol (ICD-9 code E860) in the United States. Relevant data for the most recently available years (1996 through 1998) were derived from the Multiple...
Alcohol-Related Morbidity and Mortality
Alcohol use is related to a wide variety of negative health outcomes including morbidity, mortality, and disability. Research on alcohol-related morbidity and mortality takes into account the varying effects of overall alcohol consumption and drinking...
Alcohol Use among Adolescents and Young Adults
National surveys of adolescents, college students, and other young adults in the United States reveal high rates of alcohol use among these age groups as well as high rates of dangerous drinking practices such as binge drinking and daily drinking....
Alcohol Use and Related Problems among Ethnic Minorities in the United States
Alcohol use patterns and the prevalence of alcohol-related problems vary among ethnic groups. Among the elements thought to account for these ethnic differences are social or cultural factors such as drinking norms and attitudes and, in some cases,...
Classification of Alcohol Use Disorders
Medical conditions and disorders must be carefully defined both for research and for clinical practice. The most widely used definitions for alcohol use disorders are those determined by editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders...
Epidemiology and Consequences of Drinking and Driving
Alcohol is a major factor in traffic crashes, and crashes involving alcohol are more likely to result in injuries and deaths than crashes where alcohol is not a factor. Increasing blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) have been linked to increased crash...
Harmful Alcohol Use
Alcohol misuse can harm people other than the drinker, and can have negative consequences for society as a whole. It is commonly believed to play a role in decreased worker productivity, increased unintentional injuries, aggression and violence against...
International Comparisons of Alcohol Consumption
International comparisons of alcohol consumption and its consequences can serve multiple purposes. For example, despite differences among countries in drinking cultures, drink sizes and strengths, and methods of measuring alcohol consumption, international...
Methodological Issues in Measuring Alcohol Use
Various methodological issues influence the measurement of alcohol consumption in surveys. One factor is the reference period for which questions are asked--that is, whether respondents are asked for an exact recall of their intake during a short,...
Tracking Alcohol Consumption over Time
Researchers are tracking long-term changes in alcohol consumption and related behaviors or outcomes in order to detect trends in the entire population or certain subgroups, test models of alcohol-related outcomes, and understand the consequences of...
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