Stability of successful long-term adjustment in alcohol dependence: a follow-up study 15 years after the first long-term follow-up.

@article{Nordstrm2004StabilityOS,
  title={Stability of successful long-term adjustment in alcohol dependence: a follow-up study 15 years after the first long-term follow-up.},
  author={G{\"o}ran Nordstr{\"o}m and Mats Berglund and Arne Frank},
  journal={European addiction research},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={126-32}
}
From a large consecutive sample (n = 1,312) of hospital-treated alcoholics with multiaxial ratings, 105 were chosen for personal examination two decades after the subjects' first admission (1949-1969) for alcohol problems. To study patterns of successful adjustment, 70 were chosen on the basis of a good social adjustment (health insurance data) at follow-up, whereas the control subjects had been granted a disability pension. The first follow-up was carried through in 1982-1983. In 1998-1999… CONTINUE READING