What is a drinking episode?

  title={What is a drinking episode?},
  author={Robert L Stout},
  journal={Journal of studies on alcohol},
  volume={61 3},
OBJECTIVE The phrase "drinking episode" is used informally in many ways. However, a scientific understanding of the factors affecting the length of drinking episodes and the way treatment components affect these episodes requires rigorous operational definitions, supported by evidence for the appropriateness of these definitions. METHOD Daily drinking data from two studies (Project MATCH and BETA) involving a total of 1,955 subjects are examined by survival analysis methods to determine the… CONTINUE READING

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