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Child maltreatment as a predictor of alcohol use disorders

This research studied the association of prospectively substantiated child maltreatment with problem alcohol use in adulthood. Neglect was associated with a lifetime CIDI diagnosis of an alcohol use disorder. Other types of child maltreatment were not significantly associated with any of the outcomes. Prospectively identified experience of childhood emotional abuse and neglect appears to be positively associated with problem alcohol use at age 21

Publication: Addiction,

Date: August 2019

Authors: Kisely S, Mills R, Strathearn L, Najman J.M

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