Alcohol Use and Abuse in Schizophrenia: A Prospective Community Study

@article{Drake1989AlcoholUA,
  title={Alcohol Use and Abuse in Schizophrenia: A Prospective Community Study},
  author={R. Drake and F. Osher and M. Wallach},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  year={1989},
  volume={177},
  pages={408-414}
}
The authors examined patterns of alcohol use among 115 DSM-III schizophrenics discharged from the state hospital and participating in an urban aftercare program. According to ratings by mobile outreach clinicians, 45% of the patients used alcohol, and 22% were clearly abusing alcohol. Alcohol use was associated with younger age, male sex, street drug use, medication noncompliance, lack of psychosocial supports, increased symptomatology, chronic medical problems, and a higher rate of… Expand
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