Spontaneous remission from alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse: seeking quantitative answers to qualitative questions.

@article{Walters2000SpontaneousRF,
  title={Spontaneous remission from alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse: seeking quantitative answers to qualitative questions.},
  author={Glenn D. Walters},
  journal={The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse},
  year={2000},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={443-60}
}
  • Glenn D. Walters
  • Published 2000 in The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse
A quantitative review of the substance abuse literature revealed a mean general prevalence of spontaneous remission from alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs abuse of 26.2% when a broad definition of remission was employed and 18.2% when a narrow definition was implemented. From the results of this review, it was concluded that few meaningful differences exist between spontaneous remitters and persons who either continue misusing substances or remit through treatment on pre-remission measures of… CONTINUE READING
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