Journal article

The two worlds of alcohol problems: Who is in treatment and who is not?

Jessica Storbjork, Robin Room

ADDICTION RESEARCH & THEORY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

In the study "Women and Men in Swedish Alcohol and Drug Treatment," it is possible to compare alcohol consumption and problems among respondents in the general population with those in clients entering alcohol treatment. The differences between these groups have led researchers to talk about the "two worlds" of alcohol problems-in general and in clinical populations. The aim of this article is to study the relative strength of factors in predicting entering and the clinical population. The studied factors are demographics and marginalization; volume and frequency of drinking; alcohol dependence; social response to drinking (suggestions to cut down or seek treatment by informal actors, e.g. f..

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