Adults in Treatment for Alcohol/Other Drug (AOD) Problems: Profiles Associated with Family History Positive (FHP) for AOD Use Problems

William H. James, Tiffany D. Adams

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Abstract

The present study evaluated 653 clients who were assessed for AOD abuse. The results indicated that 50% of the males with diagnoses of AOD abuse reported a family history positive (FHP) for AOD abuse, while 65% of the females with diagnoses of AOD abuse reported a family history positive for AOD abuse. A total of 19% of the males with diagnoses of no significant problem reported FHP, while 29% of the females with diagnoses of no significant problem reported FHP. Additionally, 59% of males and females with diagnoses of AOD abuse had a father with AOD abuse history, while 21% of males with diagnoses of AOD abuse and 39% of females with diagnoses of AOD abuse had a mother with AOD abuse history. A total of 16% of males with diagnoses of AOD abuse had at least one grandparent with FHP, while 31% of females with diagnoses of AOD abuse had at least one grandparent with FHP. The study results indicate that there are significant differences in family history positive (FHP) for AOD abuse for males and females. These findings indicate the importance of assessing family history of AOD abuse (FHP) in adults entering treatment, as this may have significant implications for treatment outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-92
Number of pages12
JournalAlcoholism Treatment Quarterly
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 13 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • AOD abuse
  • Family history

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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