EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ALCOHOL PROBLEMS

Summary

Principal Investigator: Thomas K Greenfield
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The aims of the proposed National Alcohol Research Center are to: a) conduct priority research in alcohol epidemiology, gathering information over time about the prevalence, incidence, etiology, and mediators of heavy drinking and alcohol problems in the general population and for special subgroups (e.g., women and ethnic minorities);b) conduct innovative research on ways communities are impacted by and respond to problems-^formal interventions like health care and AA, informal influences like family and friends, and regulations;c) gather and analyze research data in ways that advance methods and test competing hypotheses;d) disseminate this information and translate findings needed by target audiences like policy makers, providers, public health/prevention specialists, and the public;and e) promote a richly interactive scientific and skill-enhancing setting with unique opportunities for multidisciplinary research training and career development, including strategic partnerships with other organizations. Addressing these aims are an Administrative Core (Component 1) providing research-supportive infrastructure;a Statistical and Data Services Core (2);a National Alcohol Survey (NAS) Resources Core managing 5-yearly NAS datasets and collecting a new 2014/15 US adult survey (3), and 4 closely linked research components. Center research addresses significant hypotheses in the epidemiology of drinking patterns and problems in general and special populations, in (4), we continue analysis of the 12"^ and earlier NASs, later adding the new survey;(5) examines race/ethnicity, socioeconomic disadvantage and disparities in alcohol problems;(6) studies risky drinking in problem or dependent drinkers over 7 years;lastly, (7) continues methodological studies, by proposing 3 new substudies to improve measurement of intake, problems and their relationship. Augmenting these are components (8), a new Dissemination/Education project including an evaluation of translation efforts and (9) Pilot Studies. The proposed Center will yield significant contributions to epidemiological alcohol research, deepen understanding of etiology of problems and incubate new methods. We plan to build research capacity in the Center and other organizations, enhance careers of new investigators, and make key findings accessible to researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and the public.
Funding Period: 1981-07-01 - 2015-12-31
more information: NIH RePORT

Top Publications

  1. pmc Understanding standard drinks and drinking guidelines
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Drug Alcohol Rev 31:200-5. 2012
  2. pmc The 2008-2009 recession and alcohol outcomes: differential exposure and vulnerability for Black and Latino populations
    Sarah E Zemore
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 74:9-20. 2013
  3. pmc Income inequality, alcohol use, and alcohol-related problems
    Katherine J Karriker-Jaffe
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:649-56. 2013
  4. pmc Pressure and help seeking for alcohol problems: trends and correlates from 1984 to 2005
    Rachael A Korcha
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Ave, Ste 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, United States
    Addict Behav 38:1740-6. 2013
  5. pmc Risk of injury due to alcohol: evaluating potential bias using the case-crossover usual-frequency method
    Yu Ye
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Epidemiology 24:240-3. 2013
  6. pmc Alcohol-attributable cancer deaths and years of potential life lost in the United States
    David E Nelson
    National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7105, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:641-8. 2013
  7. pmc Alcohol and drug use as predictors of intentional injuries in two emergency departments in British Columbia
    Cheryl J Cherpitel
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Am J Addict 22:87-92. 2013
  8. pmc Neighborhood disadvantage, high alcohol content beverage consumption, drinking norms, and drinking consequences: a mediation analysis
    Rhonda Jones-Webb
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Urban Health 90:667-84. 2013
  9. pmc Sexual orientation differences in the relationship between victimization and hazardous drinking among women in the National Alcohol Survey
    Laurie Drabble
    School of Social Work, San Jose State University
    Psychol Addict Behav 27:639-48. 2013
  10. pmc Examining alcohol's contribution to the US African-American/White cirrhosis mortality differential from 1950 to 2002
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 48:605-12. 2013

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  1. pmc Understanding standard drinks and drinking guidelines
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Drug Alcohol Rev 31:200-5. 2012
    ..This paper reviews published research on the ability of consumers to utilise information about the alcohol content of beverages when expressed in different forms, for example in standard drinks or units versus percentage alcohol content...
  2. pmc The 2008-2009 recession and alcohol outcomes: differential exposure and vulnerability for Black and Latino populations
    Sarah E Zemore
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 74:9-20. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Income inequality, alcohol use, and alcohol-related problems
    Katherine J Karriker-Jaffe
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:649-56. 2013
    ..We also sought to determine whether inequality would be most detrimental for disadvantaged individuals...
  4. pmc Pressure and help seeking for alcohol problems: trends and correlates from 1984 to 2005
    Rachael A Korcha
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Ave, Ste 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, United States
    Addict Behav 38:1740-6. 2013
    ..The mix of findings may be due to several study design factors including sample limitations, lack of contextual alcohol measures as moderators, and failure to include assessment of internal beliefs that relate to help seeking...
  5. pmc Risk of injury due to alcohol: evaluating potential bias using the case-crossover usual-frequency method
    Yu Ye
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Epidemiology 24:240-3. 2013
    ..Prior results suggest that risk estimates might be biased upward compared with other methods...
  6. pmc Alcohol-attributable cancer deaths and years of potential life lost in the United States
    David E Nelson
    National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7105, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:641-8. 2013
    ..Our goal was to provide current estimates of alcohol-attributable cancer mortality and years of potential life lost (YPLL) in the United States...
  7. pmc Alcohol and drug use as predictors of intentional injuries in two emergency departments in British Columbia
    Cheryl J Cherpitel
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Am J Addict 22:87-92. 2013
    ..While a substantial literature exists demonstrating a strong association of alcohol and intentional injury, less is known about the association of intentional injury with recreational drug use, either alone, or in combination with alcohol...
  8. pmc Neighborhood disadvantage, high alcohol content beverage consumption, drinking norms, and drinking consequences: a mediation analysis
    Rhonda Jones-Webb
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Urban Health 90:667-84. 2013
    ..Greater scrutiny of advertising and tax policies related to distilled spirits/liquor is needed to prevent future drinking problems, especially in minority neighborhoods. ..
  9. pmc Sexual orientation differences in the relationship between victimization and hazardous drinking among women in the National Alcohol Survey
    Laurie Drabble
    School of Social Work, San Jose State University
    Psychol Addict Behav 27:639-48. 2013
    ..0-3.3, p < .05; heterosexual with same-sex partners (ORadj = 2.7; CI = 1.7-4.3, p < .001). Higher rates of victimization likely contribute to, but do not fully explain, higher rates of hazardous drinking among sexual minority women...
  10. pmc Examining alcohol's contribution to the US African-American/White cirrhosis mortality differential from 1950 to 2002
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 48:605-12. 2013
    ....
  11. pmc State panel estimates of the effects of the minimum legal drinking age on alcohol consumption for 1950 to 2002
    Meenakshi S Subbaraman
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, California, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 37:E291-6. 2013
    ..The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of both raising and lowering the MLDA on per capita ethanol (EtOH) consumption in longer and more accurate time series panel than any previous study...
  12. pmc Interactive influences of neighborhood and individual socioeconomic status on alcohol consumption and problems
    Nina Mulia
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 47:178-86. 2012
    ....
  13. pmc Ethnic drinking cultures and alcohol use among Asian American adults: findings from a national survey
    Won Kim Cook
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 47:340-8. 2012
    ..To investigate the influence of ethnic drinking cultures on alcohol use by Asian Americans and how this influence may be moderated by their level of integration into Asian ethnic cultures...
  14. pmc Trends in alcohol- and drug-related emergency department and primary care visits: data from four U.S. national surveys (1995-2010)
    Cheryl J Cherpitel
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 73:454-8. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to update trends in alcohol- and drug-related emergency department and primary care visits over the last 15 years in the United States...
  15. pmc Social inequalities and gender differences in the experience of alcohol-related problems
    Ulrike Grittner
    Department for Biostatistics and Clinical Epidemiology, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Berlin D 12203, Germany
    Alcohol Alcohol 47:597-605. 2012
    ..To examine the influence of country-level characteristics and individual socio-economic status (SES) on individual alcohol-related consequences...
  16. pmc Social adversity, stress, and alcohol problems: Are racial/ethnic minorities and the poor more vulnerable?
    Nina Mulia
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 73:570-80. 2012
    ....
  17. pmc Prevalence and predictors of risky and heavy alcohol consumption among adult siblings of childhood cancer survivors
    E Anne Lown
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Psychooncology 22:1134-43. 2013
    ..To describe alcohol consumption patterns and risk factors for risky and heavy alcohol use among siblings of childhood cancer survivors compared with survivors and national controls...
  18. pmc Patterns of alcohol use, their correlates, and impact in male drinkers: a population-based survey from Goa, India
    Aravind Pillai
    Sangath, Porvorim, Goa, India
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 48:275-82. 2013
    ..We sought to assess drinking patterns and adverse outcomes among male drinkers and examine whether the association between drinking patterns and adverse outcomes differ by socioeconomic class...
  19. pmc Are the 1976-1985 birth cohorts heavier drinkers? Age-period-cohort analyses of the National Alcohol Surveys 1979-2010
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 6475 Chritie Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Addiction 108:1038-48. 2013
    ..To estimate age-period-cohort models predicting alcohol volume, heavy drinking and beverage-specific alcohol volume in order to evaluate whether the 1976-1985 birth cohorts drink relatively heavily...
  20. pmc Toward a better understanding of when to apply propensity scoring: a comparison with conventional regression in ethnic disparities research
    Yu Ye
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 22:691-7. 2012
    ..Here, standard regression fails to produce an overall disparity estimate, whereas PS methods can through the choice of a reference sample (RS) to which the effect estimate is generalized...
  21. pmc Reconsidering the effects of poverty and social support on health: a 5-year longitudinal test of the stress-buffering hypothesis
    David Moskowitz
    Department of Ambulatory and Preventive Medicine, Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland, CA, USA
    J Urban Health 90:175-84. 2013
    ..Researchers and policymakers should be cautious in overestimating the beneficial effects that social support may have on health for marginalized populations...
  22. pmc Missed and inconsistent classification of current drinkers: results from the 2005 US National Alcohol Survey
    Lorraine T Midanik
    Public Health Institute, Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA, USA
    Addiction 108:348-55. 2013
    ..This study compares current 12-month drinkers who do not report drinking in the last 30 days with current drinkers who drank in the last 30 days and assesses possible misclassification errors from use of a 30-day consumption measure...
  23. pmc Evaluating recall bias in a case-crossover design estimating risk of injury related to alcohol: data from six countries
    Yu Ye
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, USA
    Drug Alcohol Rev 32:512-8. 2013
    ..This work explores the issue of alcohol recall bias used in the case-crossover design...
  24. pmc U.S. alcohol affordability and real tax rates, 1950-2011
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:459-64. 2013
    ..The affordability of alcoholic beverages, determined by the relationship of prices to incomes, may be an important factor in relation to heavy drinking, but little is known about how affordability has changed over time...
  25. ncbi Satisfaction with information used to choose prostate cancer treatment
    Scott M Gilbert
    H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida
    J Urol 191:1265-71. 2014
    ..We describe the use and helpfulness of several information sources available to prostate cancer survivors. We also identified factors associated with satisfaction with information...
  26. pmc Differences in risk of injury in the U.S. general population by injury treatment type: data from the 1995 to 2010 national alcohol surveys
    Cheryl J Cherpitel
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, California
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 38:1094-9. 2014
    ..S. general population by type of injury treatment...
  27. pmc Framing ethnic variations in alcohol outcomes from biological pathways to neighborhood context
    Karen G Chartier
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work, Richmond, Virginia
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 38:611-8. 2014
    ..This brief review presents findings on factors associated with drinking and alcohol-related problems in racial/ethnic groups...
  28. pmc The collectivity of changes in alcohol consumption revisited
    Ingeborg Rossow
    Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research, Oslo, Norway
    Addiction 109:1447-55. 2014
    ....
  29. pmc Gender differences in associations of neighbourhood disadvantage with alcohol's harms to others: a cross-sectional study from the USA
    Katherine J Karriker-Jaffe
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, USA
    Drug Alcohol Rev 33:296-303. 2014
    ..To examine whether alcohol's harms to others are more prevalent in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods and whether men or women are at differential risk in these neighbourhoods...
  30. pmc Applicability of Type A/B alcohol dependence in the general population
    Tammy W Tam
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 138:169-76. 2014
    ..This study examined the concurrent and predictive validity of Type A/B alcohol dependence in the general population-a typology developed in clinical populations to gauge severity of dependence...
  31. pmc Risks of alcohol use disorders related to drinking patterns in the U.S. general population
    Thomas K Greenfield
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, California, Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Services Research Training Program, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 75:319-27. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the relations between drinking (mean quantity and heavy drinking patterns) and alcohol use disorders (AUDs) in the U.S. general population...
  32. pmc Are alcohol policies associated with alcohol consumption in low- and middle-income countries?
    Won Kim Cook
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA, USA
    Addiction 109:1081-90. 2014
    ..To examine the associations between alcohol control policies in four regulatory domains with alcohol consumption in low- and middle-income countries (LAMICs), controlling for country-level living standards and drinking patterns...
  33. pmc Racial/Ethnic disparities in alcohol-related problems: differences by gender and level of heavy drinking
    Jane Witbrodt
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, California
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 38:1662-70. 2014
    ..Such information is important to understanding disparities and developing specific, targeted interventions. This study addresses these questions and examines disparities in specific types of alcohol problems across racial-gender groups...
  34. pmc Second-hand drinking may increase support for alcohol policies: new results from the 2010 National Alcohol Survey
    Thomas K Greenfield
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, USA
    Drug Alcohol Rev 33:259-67. 2014
    ..We investigated the individual-level relationship between having experienced such harms and favouring alcohol policy measures, adjusting for other influences...
  35. pmc Economic loss and alcohol consumption and problems during the 2008 to 2009 U.S. recession
    Nina Mulia
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, California
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 38:1026-34. 2014
    ..This study examined the relationship between types of economic loss in the 2008 to 2009 recession and alcohol outcomes, and whether this varied by gender and age...
  36. pmc Cravings as a mediator and moderator of drinking outcomes in the COMBINE study
    Meenakshi Sabina Subbaraman
    Division of Epidemiology, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA, USA Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA, USA Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Addiction 108:1737-44. 2013
    ..This study aimed to explain the lack of incremental benefit offered by the combination over either monotherapy by assessing the role of cravings as a treatment mediator and moderator...
  37. pmc Neighborhood socioeconomic status and substance use by U.S. adults
    Katherine J Karriker-Jaffe
    Public Health Institute, Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 133:212-21. 2013
    ..g., drinking within recommended guidelines) and negatively associated with substance use patterns incompatible with a culture of health. Age was examined as a potential moderator...
  38. pmc Who's at risk? Ethnic drinking cultures, foreign nativity, and problem drinking among Asian American young adults
    Won Kim Cook
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, California 94608 1010, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 74:532-41. 2013
    ..We took an integrative approach to examine the influence of ethnic drinking culture, acculturation, and socioeconomic disparities on problem drinking among Asian American young adults...
  39. pmc The association between self-reported mental health status and alcohol and drug abstinence 5 years post-assessment for an addiction disorder in U.S. and Swedish samples
    Sarah Trocchio
    Center for Addictions Research and Services, Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, MA, USA
    J Addict Dis 32:180-93. 2013
    ..While specific variables differ across Sweden and the US, psychiatric comorbid status, employment and social network are each associated with drug and alcohol abstinence cross-nationally...
  40. pmc Housing instability and alcohol problems during the 2007-2009 US recession: the moderating role of perceived family support
    Ryan D Murphy
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Ave, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA, 94608 1010, USA
    J Urban Health 91:17-32. 2014
    ..Findings point to the importance of the informal safety net and suggest that alcohol screening and abuse prevention efforts should be intensified during periods of recession, particularly among those who experience housing instability. ..
  41. pmc Risk of injury from drinking: the difference which study design makes
    Cheryl J Cherpitel
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, California Centre for Addictions Research of BC, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 38:235-40. 2014
    ..The magnitude of risk of injury from drinking, based on emergency department (ED) studies, has been found to vary considerably across studies, and the impact of study design on this variation is unknown...
  42. pmc Predicting substance abuse treatment completion using a new scale based on the theory of planned behavior
    Sarah E Zemore
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Ave, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA Electronic address
    J Subst Abuse Treat 46:174-82. 2014
    ..Results suggest promise for application of the TPB to treatment completion and support use of the intention component as a screener, though some refinements are suggested. ..
  43. pmc Alcohol consumption and liver disease in Australia: a time series analysis of the period 1935-2006
    Heng Jiang
    Corresponding author Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, 54 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065, Australia
    Alcohol Alcohol 49:363-8. 2014
    ..The aim of the study was to examine for Australia whether the link between population alcohol consumption and liver disease mortality varies over time, using 71 years of data...
  44. ncbi Alcohol and injury: a risk function analysis from the Emergency Room Collaborative Alcohol Analysis Project (ERCAAP)
    Cheryl J Cherpitel
    Public Health Institute, Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, Calif, USA
    Eur Addict Res 12:42-52. 2006
    ..Risk may be culturally specific, dependent, in part, on the manner in which alcohol is used in the culture...
  45. pmc Concurrent and simultaneous drug and alcohol use: results of the 2000 National Alcohol Survey
    Lorraine T Midanik
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 90:72-80. 2007
    ..These results mirror clinical populations in which increasingly younger clients report use of alcohol and drugs and need treatment for both...
  46. pmc Alcohol in emerging adulthood: 7-year study of problem and dependent drinkers
    Kevin L Delucchi
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Box 0984 TRC, 401 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143 0984, United States
    Addict Behav 33:134-42. 2008
    ..This study examined the level, changes and predictors of alcohol consumption and binge drinking over a 7-year period among young adults (18-25 years) who met the criteria for problem drinking...
  47. ncbi Health effects from drinking: type, severity, and associated drinking patterns based on qualitative and quantitative questions in a methodological survey
    E Anne Lown
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 42:793-810. 2007
    ..Study limitations are noted. Dependence symptoms should be assessed in screening for those most at risk for alcohol-related health harms...
  48. ncbi Substance abuse and employment among welfare mothers: from welfare to work and back again?
    Laura Schmidt
    Institute for Health Policy Studies and Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 42:1069-87. 2007
    ..We argue that, if all that is open to welfare mothers are short-lived work assignments, substance use may have little time to impact job retention. Limitations of the study are noted...
  49. ncbi Acculturation stress, drinking, and intimate partner violence among Hispanic couples in the U.S
    Raul Caetano
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, USA
    J Interpers Violence 22:1431-47. 2007
    ..Drinking is not associated with IPV, independent of gender. Acculturation, directly or through acculturation stress, increases the likelihood of IPV...
  50. ncbi Sexual orientation and alcohol use: identity versus behavior measures
    Lorraine T Midanik
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    J LGBT Health Res 3:25-35. 2007
    ..The purpose of this paper is to compare two ways of measuring sexual orientation and to explore the relationship of each measure with alcohol use and alcohol-related problems...
  51. ncbi Gender differences in the relationship of community services and informal support to seven-year drinking trajectories of alcohol-dependent and problem drinkers
    Lyndsay Ammon
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:140-50. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine how community service contacts and informal support are related to the course of drinking for dependent and problem-drinking persons in a population-based sample of women versus men over 7 years...
  52. ncbi Alcohol and violence in the emergency department: a regional report from the WHO collaborative study on alcohol and injuries
    Guilherme Borges
    Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico
    Salud Publica Mex 50:S6-11. 2008
    ..To determine the relative risk (RR) of non-fatal unintentional and violence-related injury associated with alcohol consumption in three emergency departments in Latin America (2001-2002)...
  53. pmc Drug use and problem drinking associated with primary care and emergency room utilization in the US general population: data from the 2005 national alcohol survey
    Cheryl J Cherpitel
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 97:226-30. 2008
    ....
  54. pmc Alcohol consumption patterns and risk factors among childhood cancer survivors compared to siblings and general population peers
    E Anne Lown
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Addiction 103:1139-48. 2008
    ..This study describes alcohol consumption among adult survivors of pediatric cancer compared to sibling controls and a national sample of healthy peers. Risk factors for heavy drinking among survivors are described...
  55. ncbi Alcohol-attributable fraction for injury in the U.S. general population: data from the 2005 National Alcohol Survey
    Cheryl J Cherpitel
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:535-8. 2008
    ....
  56. ncbi Behavioral health problems as barriers to work: results from a 6-year panel study of welfare recipients
    Denise Zabkiewicz
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Ave, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 34:168-85. 2007
    ..Welfare-to-work programs should direct interventions towards the unique constellations of problems that recipients face...
  57. ncbi A comparative multi-level analysis of contextual drinking in American and Canadian adults
    Sylvia Kairouz
    Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University, Universite de Montreal, Montreal Quebec, Canada
    Addiction 102:71-80. 2007
    ..To investigate the effects of demographic factors and drinking location on contextual drinking in a comparison of US and Canadian adults...
  58. ncbi Addiction treatment history, medical services utilization, and cost: a longitudinal analysis of problem drinkers
    Pierre K├ębreau Alexandre
    Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, John Hopkins University, 624 N Broadway, Suite 833, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Addict Dis 25:105-20. 2006
    ..Researchers, policy makers, and clinicians could benefit from such information to develop alternative delivery models, formulate research initiatives, and determine areas for potential intervention and improvement...
  59. pmc Course of recovery from alcoholism
    Kamilla L Venner
    University of New Mexico Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 30:1079-90. 2006
    ..Collectively, presentations underscored the need to think more broadly about factors contributing to the remission of alcohol dependence...
  60. ncbi Unequal treatment: racial and ethnic disparities in alcoholism treatment services
    Laura Schmidt
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Alcohol Res Health 29:49-54. 2006
    ..Despite these disparities, treatment often appears to be as successful for minority patients as for Whites. More in-depth investigations are needed to understand why outcomes often are similar despite disparities in treatment...
  61. ncbi Acute alcohol use and the risk of non-fatal injury in sixteen countries
    Guilherme Borges
    National Institute of Psychiatry Mexico and Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico City, Mexico
    Addiction 101:993-1002. 2006
    ..To determine the relative risk (RR) of non-fatal injury associated with alcohol consumption in a series of emergency departments (EDs), possible effect modifiers and the impact of contextual variables on differences across sites...
  62. pmc Multicentre study of acute alcohol use and non-fatal injuries: data from the WHO collaborative study on alcohol and injuries
    Guilherme Borges
    Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatria and Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Xochimilco, Calzada Mexico Xochimilco No 101, Col San Lorenzo Huipulco, Mexico DF 14370
    Bull World Health Organ 84:453-60. 2006
    ..To study the risk of non-fatal injury at low levels and moderate levels of alcohol consumption as well as the differences in risk across modes of injury and differences among alcoholics...
  63. pmc Interpersonal violence among women seeking welfare: unraveling lives
    E Anne Lown
    Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1409-15. 2006
    ..Research has focused on partner violence among women with children on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), ignoring low-income women without dependent children who are eligible for General Assistance (GA)...
  64. ncbi Maximum quantity consumed and alcohol-related problems: assessing the most alcohol drunk with two measures
    Thomas K Greenfield
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 30:1576-82. 2006
    ..This study examined the ability of 2 maximum measures, taken individually and in combination, to predict alcohol-related consequences and dependence symptoms...
  65. ncbi Nonmedical use of prescription drugs among a longitudinal sample of dependent and problem drinkers
    Helen Matzger
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 86:222-9. 2007
    ....
  66. ncbi How many drinks does it take you to feel drunk? Trends and predictors for subjective drunkenness
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
    Addiction 101:1428-37. 2006
    ..To describe and model the sources of the variation and trends in the meaning of subjective drunkenness...
  67. ncbi Religion and alcohol in the U.S. National Alcohol Survey: how important is religion for abstention and drinking?
    Laurence Michalak
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 87:268-80. 2007
    ....
  68. ncbi Changing patterns of addiction and public aid receipt: tracking the unintended consequences of welfare reform
    Laura A Schmidt
    University of California at San Francisco, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 31:945-80. 2006
    ..Using ethnographic data, we offer some possible explanations for these findings by placing them in the context of policy change and implementation in the years following welfare reform...
  69. pmc Trends in alcohol- and drug-related ED and primary care visits: data from three US National Surveys (1995-2005)
    Cheryl J Cherpitel
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 34:576-83. 2008
    ..To evaluate trends in alcohol- and drug-related emergency department (ED) and primary care visits over the previous decade...
  70. pmc The mental health benefits of work: do they apply to welfare mothers with a drinking problem?
    Denise Zabkiewicz
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    J Behav Health Serv Res 36:96-110. 2009
    ..Improving the connections between welfare and treatment services for women with alcohol problems may, however, have important implications for their mental health...
  71. pmc Gender differences in public and private drinking contexts: a multi-level GENACIS analysis
    Jason C Bond
    Alcohol Research Group, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:2136-60. 2010
    ..Similar studies that use only global measures of gender equality may miss key relationships. We consider potential implications for alcohol related consequences, policy and public health...
  72. pmc Child physical and sexual abuse: a comprehensive look at alcohol consumption patterns, consequences, and dependence from the National Alcohol Survey
    E Anne Lown
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 35:317-25. 2011
    ..This paper extends that work by providing a comprehensive description of past year and lifetime alcohol consumption patterns, consequences, and dependence among women reporting either physical and sexual abuse in a national sample...
  73. pmc Alcohol-related negative consequences among drinkers around the world
    Kathryn Graham
    Social and Epidemiological Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, London, Ontario, Canada
    Addiction 106:1391-405. 2011
    ..This paper examines (i) gender and country differences in negative consequences related to drinking; (ii) relative rates of different consequences; and (iii) country-level predictors of consequences...
  74. pmc On the declining health status of welfare caseloads: emerging dilemmas for serving the poor
    Laura A Schmidt
    Philip R Lee Institute of Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    Soc Work Public Health 26:189-211. 2011
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  75. pmc Racial prejudice and unfair treatment: interactive effects with poverty and foreign nativity on problem drinking
    Sarah E Zemore
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, California 94608 1010, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 72:361-70. 2011
    ..The current study describes the independent and interactive effects of perceived prejudice, perceived unfair treatment, poverty, and foreign nativity on problem drinking outcomes among Black and Latino adults...
  76. pmc Times to drink: cross-cultural variations in drinking in the rhythm of the week
    Robin Room
    School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Public Health 57:107-17. 2012
    ..The time of drinking in terms of daytime versus evening and weekday versus weekend is charted for regular drinkers in 14 countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Oceania...
  77. pmc Preventing disparities in alcohol screening and brief intervention: the need to move beyond primary care
    Nina Mulia
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, California 94608 1010, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 35:1557-60. 2011
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  78. pmc Housewife or working mum--each to her own? The relevance of societal factors in the association between social roles and alcohol use among mothers in 16 industrialized countries
    Sandra Kuntsche
    Addiction Info Switzerland, Research Institute, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Addiction 106:1925-32. 2011
    ..To investigate whether differences in gender-income equity at country level explain national differences in the links between alcohol use, and the combination of motherhood and paid labour...
  79. pmc Does sponsorship improve outcomes above Alcoholics Anonymous attendance? A latent class growth curve analysis
    Jane Witbrodt
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    Addiction 107:301-11. 2012
    ..To construct Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) attendance, sponsorship and abstinence latent class trajectories to test the added benefit of having a sponsor above the benefits of attendance in predicting abstinence over time...
  80. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in all-cause mortality risk according to alcohol consumption patterns in the national alcohol surveys
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, California, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 174:769-78. 2011
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  81. pmc Alcohol-related injury and driving while intoxicated: a risk function analysis of two alcohol-related events in the 2000 and 2005 National Alcohol Surveys
    Cheryl J Cherpitel
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 36:168-74. 2010
    ..National population data on risk of alcohol-related injury or driving while intoxicated (DWI) are scarce...
  82. pmc Cohabitation, gender, and alcohol consumption in 19 countries: a multilevel analysis
    Qing Li
    The University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Clinical Neuroscience, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 45:2481-502. 2010
    ..Cross-culturally, cohabiters deserve special attention in prevention efforts for hazardous drinking, considering both individual-level and societal factors...
  83. pmc Not all drinks are created equal: implications for alcohol assessment in India
    Madhabika B Nayak
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 43:713-8. 2008
    ..There is sparse literature on drink alcohol content in developing countries. This study documented detailed information on drink sizes and ethanol content of alcoholic beverages consumed in three different parts of India...
  84. pmc Stress, social support and problem drinking among women in poverty
    Nina Mulia
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608 1010, USA
    Addiction 103:1283-93. 2008
    ..We extend what is known by examining how the unique stressors and forms of social support experienced by women in poverty impact alcohol problems over a 4-year time-period...
  85. pmc Associations between acculturation and alcohol consumption of Latino men in the United States
    Katherine J Karriker-Jaffe
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, California 94608 1010, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 70:27-31. 2009
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  86. pmc Age-period-cohort modelling of alcohol volume and heavy drinking days in the US National Alcohol Surveys: divergence in younger and older adult trends
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Addiction 104:27-37. 2009
    ..The decomposition of trends in alcohol volume and heavy drinking days into age, period, cohort and demographic effects offers an important perspective on the dynamics of change in alcohol use patterns in the United States...
  87. ncbi Indicators of sense of coherence and alcohol consumption-related problems: the 2000 U.S. National alcohol survey
    Lorraine Tobamidanik
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, California, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 44:357-73. 2009
    ..The study's limitations are noted. Funded by a National Alcohol Research Center Grant (AA-05595-16) from the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to the Alcohol Research Group...
  88. pmc Alcohol and injury in the United States general population: a risk function analysis from the 2005 National Alcohol Survey
    Cheryl J Cherpitel
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    Am J Addict 18:29-35. 2009
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  89. pmc Social roles and alcohol consumption: a study of 10 industrialised countries
    Sandra Kuntsche
    Research Department, Swiss Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems, Avenue Ruchonnet 14, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 68:1263-70. 2009
    ..Despite some variability in the association between paid labour and heavy drinking or RSOD among women, in almost all countries the greater the number of roles a person held, the lower their risk of this type of alcohol use was...
  90. pmc Bar patronage and motivational predictors of drinking in the San Francisco Bay Area: gender and sexual identity differences
    Karen Trocki
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs . 2008
    ..Two of the bar motive variables, sensation seeking and mood change motives, were particularly predictive of heavier drinking and alcohol-related problems. Social motives did not predict problems...
  91. ncbi The mental health benefits of work: do they apply to poor single mothers?
    Denise Zabkiewicz
    Centre for Applied Research on Mental Health and Addiction, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Blusson Hall 10518, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 45:77-87. 2010
    ..Understanding these connections has become more salient not just for mental health epidemiology but for policies targeting employment and poverty...