Epidemiological evidence about the relationship between PTSD and alcohol abuse: the nature of the association.

@article{Mcfarlane1998EpidemiologicalEA,
  title={Epidemiological evidence about the relationship between PTSD and alcohol abuse: the nature of the association.},
  author={Alexander C Mcfarlane},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={1998},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={813-25}
}
This article uses the Bradford Hill criteria for assessing causal associations to examine the nature of the relationship between PTSD and alcohol abuse. A series of studies are presented which examine this relationship. A cross-sectional study of 2,501 subjects in a community sample examined the relationship between at-risk drinking and 11 types of traumatic events. The traumatic events associated with at-risk drinking were involvement in life threatening accidents, witnessing severe injury… CONTINUE READING