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Elderly vs. younger problem drinker 'treatment' and recovery experiences.
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PMID:  1327336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To address the question of whether or not elderly problem drinkers experience any treatment contact discrimination or recovery rate disadvantages, the programme utilization and recovery rate experiences of a representative sample of older and younger persons arrested for drinking and driving (OWI) in Iowa were compared. Subjects were interviewed by phone or mail shortly after their OWI arrest and then again approximately 12 months later. Younger persons (18-54 years old) were compared with elderly persons (55 and over and 65 and over). The elderly subjects were also dichotomized as early onset (at least one problem drinking indicator occurred prior to age 55) or late onset (all problem drinking indicators occurred at age 55 or later). The elderly were as likely as, or more likely than, their younger counterparts to make a treatment contact, to remain in treatment and to recover.
J L Fitzgerald; H A Mulford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of addiction     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0952-0481     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Addict     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-04     Completed Date:  1992-11-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804404     Medline TA:  Br J Addict     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1281-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholism / rehabilitation*
Automobile Driving / education
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
Grant Support

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