Types of alcoholics, I. Evidence for an empirically derived typology based on indicators of vulnerability and severity.

@article{Babor1992TypesOA,
  title={Types of alcoholics, I. Evidence for an empirically derived typology based on indicators of vulnerability and severity.},
  author={Thomas F. Babor and Marion Hofmann and F K DelBoca and Victor M. Hesselbrock and Roger E. Meyer and Z S Dolinsky and Bruce James Rounsaville},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1992},
  volume={49 8},
  pages={599-608}
}
An empirical clustering technique was applied to data obtained from 321 male and female alcoholics to identify homogeneous subtypes having discriminative and predictive validity. The clustering solution identified two "types" of alcoholics who differed consistently across 17 defining characteristics in the male and female samples. One group, designated type A alcoholics, is characterized by later onset, fewer childhood risk factors, less severe dependence, fewer alcohol-related problems, and… CONTINUE READING
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