Childhood abuse and intake severity in alcohol disorder patients.

@article{Zlotnick2006ChildhoodAA,
  title={Childhood abuse and intake severity in alcohol disorder patients.},
  author={Caron Zlotnick and Dawn M. Johnson and Robert L Stout and William H. Zywiak and Jennifer E Johnson and Robert J Schneider},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={
          949-59
        }
}
In a sample of 336 patients with an alcohol use disorder, this study examined, whether patients with histories of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and childhood physical abuse (CPA) compared to those without such histories have a greater severity of alcohol and other clinical difficulties. Whether lifetime posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) mediates the relationship between childhood abuse and clinical outcomes was explored. Results were that CSA was associated with earlier age of onset for… CONTINUE READING
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