Sociodemographic gender differences in patients attending a community-based alcohol treatment centre
2002 (English)In: Addictive Behaviours, ISSN 0306-4603, Vol. 27, no 1, 21-33 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study included all individuals attending a community-based treatment centre during a 4-year period. Patients were referred to the treatment centre from the primary health care (17%), social insurance office (8%), social workers (19%), employers (7%), prisons and probation administration (3%), on their own initiative (25%), and by other means (21%). The participants, 355 men and 164 women, all between 18 and 64 years of age, were compared with the total population in the municipality with regards to gender differences in sociodemographic characteristics. Adult life circumstances such as legal problems, broken relationships, unemployment and lower social class, in both men and women, were clearly associated with an alcohol dependence or at least of seeking help for this problem. The study also emphasises important social consequences of alcohol dependence in women, such as legal problems and drunk driving, normally associated with male alcohol dependence. The study revealed that living with an abusing partner was associated with a higher frequency of alcohol dependence in women. The findings are important issues to address when offering treatment to women with alcohol dependence. ⌐ 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
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2002. Vol. 27, no 1, 21-33 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-25783DOI: 10.1016/S0306-4603(00)00160-XLocal ID: 10218OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-25783DiVA: diva2:246331