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Is alcohol dependence best viewed as a chronic relapsing disorder?

Cunningham, John; McCambridge , Jim


This 'For Debate' paper starts by recognizing the growing trend towards considering alcohol dependence as a chronic relapsing disorder. We argue that the adoption of this model results from focusing on those in treatment for alcohol dependence rather than considering the larger number of people in the general population who meet criteria for alcohol dependence at some point in their lives. The majority of the general population who ever experience alcohol dependence do not behave as though they...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Addiction
DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03583.x


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