Alcohol Addiction Research

(Also Known As: Addiction Research, Alcoholism Research, Alcoholic Research, Substance Abuse Research, Alcohol Dependence Research)

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Alcohol Addiction Related Research


Shin SH et al. of the Boston University School of Social Work in Boston Massachusetts, USA studied the relationship between alcohol use and multiple forms of maltreatment by guardians or parents. The study showed a high correlation between maltreatment and alcohol abuse. Data was obtained from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. The outcome of the study revealed that one third of those who reported maltreatment had experienced more than one type of maltreatment. The study was also suggestive that all types or combination of the different types of maltreatment except physical abuse only are strongly associated with alcohol use in adolescents, controlling for age, race, gender and parental alcoholism. Furthermore the study supported that child maltreatment has a deleterious effect on adolescent alcohol use. 4


The Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies of the Department of Community Health of Brown University Medical School studied the genetic influences in the risk for the development of the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with parental exposure to alcohol or nicotine that increases the risk of its development. The outcome of the study showed that ADHD is more likely to be diagnosed in girls whose mothers or fathers were dependent on alcohol or whose mothers reported using alcohol during pregnancy which is also evident in those with low birth weight. 86% of the residual variance in ADHD risk is attributed to genetic effects while 14% are attributed to non-shared environmental influences. 5

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