Insomnia, self-medication, and relapse to alcoholism.

  title={Insomnia, self-medication, and relapse to alcoholism.},
  author={Kirk J. Brower and Michael S. Aldrich and Eileen A. Robinson and Robert A. Zucker and John F. Greden},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={158 3},
OBJECTIVE This study was an investigation of the frequencies of insomnia and its self-medication with alcohol in a group of alcoholic patients, as well as the relationship of these variables to alcoholic relapse. METHOD The subjects were 172 men and women receiving treatment for alcohol dependence. They completed a sleep questionnaire, measures of alcohol problem severity and depression severity, and polysomnography after at least 2 weeks of abstinence. RESULTS On the basis of eight items… CONTINUE READING
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