Gender differences in trauma history and symptoms as predictors of relapse to alcohol and drug use.

@article{Heffner2011GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in trauma history and symptoms as predictors of relapse to alcohol and drug use.},
  author={Jaimee L Heffner and Thomas J. Blom and Robert M. Anthenelli},
  journal={The American journal on addictions},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={307-11}
}
The objective of this study was to determine whether there are gender-specific associations between trauma exposure and alcohol or drug relapse in alcohol-dependent adults. Participants were 51 men (n = 24) and women (n = 27) with alcohol dependence, 22 (43.1%) of whom relapsed during study participation. Severity of childhood trauma; number of lifetime events evoking fear, helplessness, or horror; and current trauma symptoms all predicted relapse in women, but not in men. These findings… CONTINUE READING
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