Husband's and wife's drinking: unilateral or bilateral influences among newlyweds in a general population sample.

@article{Leonard1999HusbandsAW,
  title={Husband's and wife's drinking: unilateral or bilateral influences among newlyweds in a general population sample.},
  author={Kenneth E. Leonard and Rina Das Eiden},
  journal={Journal of studies on alcohol. Supplement},
  year={1999},
  volume={13},
  pages={130-8}
}
OBJECTIVE It is often assumed that a husband's drinking influences his wife's drinking, but that the wife's drinking has no impact on her husband's drinking. However, there are little data that examine this. This article explores drinking patterns over the transition to marriage to assess whether changes in drinking patterns are influenced by the spouse's drinking and whether this influence is comparable for husbands and wives. METHOD Approximately 500 husbands and wives were recruited after… CONTINUE READING

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