Binge Drinking Research Progress

Binge Drinking Research Progress

Language: English

Pages: 184

ISBN: 1606920650

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short form of the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (SMAST; [Selzer, Vinokur, & van Rooijen, 1975]). The SMAST is a 13-item indicator of alcohol abuse that has 90% sensitivity for identifying alcoholism (e.g., “Do your parents, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, or other near relatives ever worry or complain about your alcohol use?”; “Are you able to stop drinking alcohol when you want to?” reverse scored). For each item, participants indicated whether they had alcohol consumption problems

chapter demonstrated that couple differences are related not just to romantic issues, but are also reflected in drinking consequences. By continuing to examine drinking partnerships of college students, researchers will identify a broader range of interpersonal consequences faced by undergraduate romantic couples. Expanding the scope of study beyond undergraduates to noncollege young adults would help to enhance understanding of this important developmental time period. If relationship partners

importance of similarity and understanding of partners' marital ideals to relationship satisfaction. Personal Relationships, 8, 167-185. Arnett, J. J. (2004). Emerging adulthood: The winding road from the late teens through the twenties. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. Baer, J. S. (2002). Student factors: Understanding individual variation in college drinking. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 14, 40-53. Benz, J., Anderson, M., & Miller, R. (2005). Attributions of deception in dating

capacity to take individual factors in to account (such as body weight and age) and, as a result, they cannot reliably predict the level of intoxication. In addition it is worth noting the discrepancies between the 5/4 drinks and 8/6 units guidelines. A man consuming five pints of Stella Artois – that is 5 drinks – is actually consuming 15 units of alcohol which is nearly twice the recommendation of the 8/6 unit guidelines. Similarly a man drinking four pints of Stella Artois would consume 12

Adapted from Streissguth et al. 1996, Gideon et al. 2003. Percentage of Patients with FASD 94% 80% 80% 45% 43% 42% 35% 23% 15% Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: An Overview 111 CO-MORBIDITY IN FASD: DUAL AND TRIPLE DIAGNOSIS Co-morbidity is the rule rather than the exception in patients with FASD. It often begins in infancy, continues through the lifespan, and may change over time due to environmental stressors. The infants, children, adolescents and adults with FASD present the features of

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