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Psychological distress in non-drinkers: Associations with previous heavy drinking and current social relationships

Lucas, Nina; Windsor, Timothy; Davidson (previously Caldwell), Tanya; Rodgers, Bryan


Aims: The aim of this paper is to investigate two possible explanations for the higher levels of psychological distress observed among alcohol abstainers relative to light and moderate drinkers, and to investigate possible moderating effects of age on this association. The possible explanations were that: (i) the higher level of psychological distress among abstainers is due to the presence of a subset of former heavy drinkers in this group; and (ii) abstainers have poorer social relationships...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Alcohol and Alcoholism
DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agp080


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