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By Joyce Brennfleck Shannon

ISBN-10: 0780811410

ISBN-13: 9780780811416

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In general, these people do not have severe alcohol-related relationship, health, vocational, or legal problems. BOUTOFAFFECTEDPERSONSHAVEASINGLEEPISODEOFLESSTHAN four years. The other 30% of affected persons experience an average of five episodes. Thus, it appears that there are two forms of alcohol dependence—time-limited, and recurrent or chronic. LTHOUGHISTHEAVERAGEAGEWHENALCOHOLDEPENDENCEBEGINS the onset varies from the mid-teens to middle age. s 4WENTYYEARSAFTERONSETOFALCOHOLDEPENDENCE ABOUTTHREE fourths of individuals are in full recovery; more than half of those who have fully recovered drink at low-risk levels without symptoms of alcohol dependence.

The four groups include: African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, and American Indians/Alaska Natives. Note that these categories include hundreds of distinct ethnic or racial populations which differ markedly in cultural characteristics and drinking behavior. The problem with aggregate data is that it masks very important differences across subgroups within an ethnic or cultural category. This chapter includes excerpts from “Module 10H: Ethnicity, Culture and Alcohol,” National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 2005.

Gov/guide). “NIAAA’s goal now and for the foreseeable future is to develop and disseminate research-based resources for each stage of the alcohol use disorder continuum, from primary prevention to disease management,” according to acting NIAAA director Ken Warren, PhD. 29 (c) 2011 Omnigraphics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 2 Questions and Answers about Alcoholism Text in this section is from “FAQs for the General Public: Alcoholism,” National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), February, 2007.

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