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Predictors of 4 year outcome of community residential treatment for patients with substance use disorders. Aims This study examined systematically how predictors of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment outcome worked together over time and identified mediators and moderators of outcome. Design The MacArthur model was applied in this naturalistic study to identify how baseline, discharge …∞
Symptoms and personality traits in alcoholic patients: a comparative study. The aim of this paper was to describe the psychopathological and personality profile associated with alcohol dependence and to compare it with those of non-addictive disorders and the normal population. The sample consisted of 158 alcohol-dependent participants attending a psychiatric outpatient clinic, 120 psychiatric patients …∞
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Childhood sexual abuse and the course of alcohol dependence (alcoholism) development Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has been associated with increased risk for alcohol dependence (AD), but the extent to which childhood sexual abuse history may impact transitions in the course of alcohol dependence development remains unclear. The current study examined the role of childhood sexual …∞
Posted in Adult Children of Alcoholics, Al-anon, Alateen, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Codependency, Family, Gam-anon, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Naranon, Sexuality, Women, Youth and tagged childhood, psychiatric, sexual abuse. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
The objective of this study in Canada was to examine the effects of sexual abuse on substance use patients’ presentation and course in treatment. Consecutive admissions to an addictions service were assessed at intake and six-month follow-up. Assessments evaluated socio-demographic and psychiatric characteristics, addiction severity, and physical and/or sexual abuse histories. Upon entering treatment, 23% …∞
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