Childhood trauma, PTSD, and problematic alcohol and substance use in low-income, African-American men and women.

@article{Cross2015ChildhoodTP,
  title={Childhood trauma, PTSD, and problematic alcohol and substance use in low-income, African-American men and women.},
  author={Dorthie Cross and Thomas R. Crow and Abigail D Powers and Bekh Bradley},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={2015},
  volume={44},
  pages={26-35}
}
Previous studies demonstrate that PTSD mediates the relationship between childhood trauma and alcohol and substance use disorders and that PTSD and alcohol/substance use comorbidity is greater in men than in women. We sought to replicate and extend these findings in a predominantly low-income, African-American sample recruited from a public hospital. We administered measures of childhood trauma, PTSD symptoms, problematic alcohol use, and problematic substance use to 803 men and 2084 women. We… CONTINUE READING
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