Brendan A. Miller

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The interrelationships between experiences of childhood victimization and the development of women's alcohol-related problems are explored. Two different forms of childhood victimization are examined: (1) parent-to-child violence and (2) childhood sexual abuse (familial and nonfamilial). Data were collected from 472 women between the ages of 18 and 45(More)
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between spousal violence and women's alcoholism problems. This study compares two samples: (1) 45 alcoholic women selected from local treatment agencies and Alcoholics Anonymous groups and (2) 40 nonalcoholic women selected randomly from households. Two-hour interview schedules were administered to(More)
The interrelationships between experience of parental verbal aggression and physical violence during childhood and the development of low self-esteem during adulthood were explored separately for the father-daughter and mother-daughter relationships. Data were collected from 472 women between the ages of 18 and 45 during in-depth interviews drawn from five(More)
This chapter reviews the current state of knowledge concerning the interrelationship between the cycle of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) use and the cycle of violence. This issue is framed in terms of two questions. The first is the extent to which AOD use by the perpetrator is related to the perpetration of violence toward children, defined here as(More)
The effects of childhood sexual abuse on the development of alcoholism in women were examined by comparing a sample of 45 alcoholic women selected from local treatment agencies and Alcoholics Anonymous groups with a group of 40 nonalcoholic women selected randomly from a household population. Face-to-face interview schedules were administered to both(More)
OBJECTIVE The relationship between mothers' alcohol or other drug (AOD) problems and their punitiveness toward their children is examined in this study. METHOD Women (N = 170) were recruited from five different sources, including clinical interventions and the community. Women's punitiveness toward their children was assessed by three different maternal(More)
A typology of 156 convicted driving-while-intoxicated (DWI) offenders was developed using cluster analysis and external validation procedures. The typology was derived from 4 variables (alcohol dependence severity, psychiatric severity, bad-driving index, and social instability) selected to maximize the feasibility of performing treatment matching with DWI(More)
To see if blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is a significant indicator of problem drinking or an alcohol-related diagnosis, the relationships between BAC at arrest for drinking and driving, typical drinking, alcohol-related problems, problem drinking and an alcohol abuse or dependence diagnosis were examined for 235 drinking and driving offenders referred(More)