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The association of a family history of alcoholism to susceptibility to alcoholism has been well documented over the past 3 decades. The classification of a family history of alcoholism commonly involves the division of subjects into family history positive and negative groupings. However, diverse definitions are used to define positive family histories.(More)
The nature of the memory and visuospatial defects associated with chronic alcoholism, and the recovery of these functions, were investigated in a large group of alcoholic men and well-matched nonalcoholic controls. Both young and old alcoholics displayed significant impairments on tasks requiring the learning of novel associations and the holding of(More)
The association between parental history of alcoholism and the nature of alcoholism was assessed using a more reliable measure of family history (Family Tree Questionnaire) and a more comprehensive inventory of alcoholism (Alcohol Use Inventory) than used in earlier studies. Parental alcoholism was associated with more severe alcoholism on most parameters(More)
Thirty-six newly abstinent married male alcoholics, who had recently begun outpatient individual alcoholism counseling, were randomly assigned to a no-marital-therapy control group or to 10 weekly sessions of a behavioral marital therapy (BMT) or an interactional couples group. The cost-benefit analysis of BMT plus individual alcoholism counseling showed(More)
Antabuse is widely used in alcoholism treatment as a deterrent to impulsive drinking when the alcoholic encounters some temporary life crisis or other stressful situation. Unfortunately, Antabuse therapy often is not effective because the alcoholic discontinues the drug prematurely. Marital conflicts and arguments, frequently about past drinking or the(More)
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