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Alcohol by drug-dependent persons: a literature review and evaluation.

Abstract

The literature review very clearly indicated that the majority of drug-dependent persons abused alcohol before becoming addicted to other drugs such as heroin. A conservative estimate of this form of sequential multiple substance abuse would include 80% of all drug-dependent persons. The literature also indicated that substantial numbers of drug-dependent persons used alcohol as a substitute for their preferred drug(s) of abuse, as well as a means of boosting, balancing, counteracting, or sustaining the effects of the other drug(s). Based on the literature, this form of concurrent multiple substance abuse would be evident in the substance abuse histories of at least 30% of all drug-dependent persons. The pernicious effects of alcohol abuse among methadone maintenance patients is documented and discussed, including the medical hazards associated with alcohol-drug abuse. Data from the DARP and CODAP national data systems are also reviewed and discussed. Recommendations for future treatment, prevention, and research on this subject are provided.

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MeSH

Adolescent
Adult
Alcohol Drinking
Alcoholism
Female
Humans
Male
Methadone
Middle Aged
Substance-Related Disorders

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

347926

Citation

Carroll, J F., et al. "Alcohol By Drug-dependent Persons: a Literature Review and Evaluation." The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, vol. 4, no. 3, 1977, pp. 293-315.
Carroll JF, Malloy FE, Kenrick FM. Alcohol by drug-dependent persons: a literature review and evaluation. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 1977;4(3):293-315.
Carroll, J. F., Malloy, F. E., & Kenrick, F. M. (1977). Alcohol by drug-dependent persons: a literature review and evaluation. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 4(3), pp. 293-315.
Carroll JF, Malloy FE, Kenrick FM. Alcohol By Drug-dependent Persons: a Literature Review and Evaluation. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 1977;4(3):293-315. PubMed PMID: 347926.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Alcohol by drug-dependent persons: a literature review and evaluation. AU - Carroll,J F, AU - Malloy,F E, AU - Kenrick,F M, PY - 1977/1/1/pubmed PY - 1977/1/1/medline PY - 1977/1/1/entrez SP - 293 EP - 315 JF - The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse JO - Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse VL - 4 IS - 3 N2 - The literature review very clearly indicated that the majority of drug-dependent persons abused alcohol before becoming addicted to other drugs such as heroin. A conservative estimate of this form of sequential multiple substance abuse would include 80% of all drug-dependent persons. The literature also indicated that substantial numbers of drug-dependent persons used alcohol as a substitute for their preferred drug(s) of abuse, as well as a means of boosting, balancing, counteracting, or sustaining the effects of the other drug(s). Based on the literature, this form of concurrent multiple substance abuse would be evident in the substance abuse histories of at least 30% of all drug-dependent persons. The pernicious effects of alcohol abuse among methadone maintenance patients is documented and discussed, including the medical hazards associated with alcohol-drug abuse. Data from the DARP and CODAP national data systems are also reviewed and discussed. Recommendations for future treatment, prevention, and research on this subject are provided. SN - 0095-2990 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/347926/Alcohol_by_drug_dependent_persons:_a_literature_review_and_evaluation_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/drugsandyoungpeople.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -