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Insomnia, self-medication, and relapse to alcoholism.
- K. Brower, M. Aldrich, E. Robinson, R. Zucker, J. Greden
- Medicine, PsychologyThe American journal of psychiatry
- 1 March 2001
Investigation of the frequencies of insomnia and its self-medication with alcohol in a group of alcoholic patients, as well as the relationship of these variables to alcoholic relapse found insomnia remained a robust predictor of relapse after application of logistic regression analysis to control for other variables.
Alcohol’s Effects on Sleep in Alcoholics
- K. Brower
- MedicineAlcohol research & health : the journal of the…
It is found that alcoholics are more likely to suffer from certain sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, and that sleep problems may increase the risk of relapse among abstinent alcoholics.
Insomnia, alcoholism and relapse.
- K. Brower
- Medicine, PsychologySleep medicine reviews
Anabolic steroid abuse and dependence
- K. Brower
- Psychology, MedicineCurrent psychiatry reports
A new model is proposed in which both the "myoactive" and psychoactive effects of Aas contribute to the development of AAS dependence, and when patients with AAS use disorders are compared with patients with other substance use disorders, both similarities and differences become apparent and have implications for treatment.
Six-month changes in spirituality, religiousness, and heavy drinking in a treatment-seeking sample.
- E. Robinson, J. Cranford, Jon R. Webb, K. Brower
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of studies on alcohol and drugs
- 1 March 2007
The results of this descriptive study support the perspective of many clinicians and recovering individuals that changes in alcoholics' S/R occur in recovery and that such changes are important to sobriety.
Forgiveness and Alcohol Problems Among People Entering Substance Abuse Treatment
- Jon R. Webb, E. Robinson, K. Brower, R. Zucker
- PsychologyJournal of addictive diseases
- 17 October 2006
For self, of others, and by God (ByGod), hypothesizing positive relationships with RS and negative relationships with alcohol use and consequences, were examined, finding ForSelf scores were significantly lower than ForOthers and ByGod scores, and ForOthers scores increased modestly over time.
Anabolic-androgenic steroid dependence: an emerging disorder.
The accumulating human and animal evidence showing that AAS may cause a distinct dependence syndrome is reviewed, and standard diagnostic criteria for substance dependence must be adapted slightly for cumulatively acting drugs such as AAS.
Sleep problems and suicidality in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication.
Childhood sleep problems, response inhibition, and alcohol and drug outcomes in adolescence and young adulthood.
- M. Wong, K. Brower, J. Nigg, R. Zucker
- Psychology, MedicineAlcoholism, clinical and experimental research
- 1 June 2010
Persistent trouble sleeping from childhood to adolescence and response inhibition in adolescence mediated the relationship between childhood sleep problems and drug outcomes in young adulthood, whereas overtiredness in childhood directly predicted alcohol use outcomes and alcohol-related problems inYoung adulthood.
Association between Val66Met brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene polymorphism and post-treatment relapse in alcohol dependence.
- M. Wojnar, K. Brower, M. Burmeister
- MedicineAlcoholism, clinical and experimental research
- 1 April 2009
The Val66Met BDNF gene polymorphism was associated with a higher risk and earlier occurrence of relapse among patients treated for alcohol dependence, and a relationship between genetic markers and treatment outcomes in alcohol dependence is suggested.