Periods of abstinence following the onset of alcohol dependence in 1,853 men and women.

@article{Schuckit1997PeriodsOA,
  title={Periods of abstinence following the onset of alcohol dependence in 1,853 men and women.},
  author={Marc A Schuckit and J E Tipp and Tom L Smith and Kathleen K Bucholz},
  journal={Journal of studies on alcohol},
  year={1997},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={581-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Data from both laboratory experiments and retrospective histories of alcoholics indicate that alternations between periods of abstinence and heavy drinking are common in the course of alcoholism. This article examines the prevalence, chronological characteristics and clinical features associated with periods of abstinence in a large sample of alcohol dependent men and women. METHOD As part of the Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA), semistructured personal… CONTINUE READING
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