Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Prediction of long-term outcomes in young adults with a history of adolescent alcohol-related hospitalization
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD). IFT Institut für Therapieforschung, Munich, Germany.
Show others and affiliations
2016 (English)In: Alcohol and Alcoholism, ISSN 0735-0414, E-ISSN 1464-3502, Vol. 51, no 1, 47-53 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aims: Empirical data concerning the long-term psychosocial development of adolescents admitted to inpatient treatment with alcohol intoxication (AIA) are lacking. The aim of this study was to identify the factors that, at the time of admission, predict future substance use, alcohol use disorders (AUD), mental health treatment, delinquency and life satisfaction.

Methods: We identified 1603 cases of AIA treated between 2000 and 2007 in one of five pediatric departments in Germany. These former patients were invited to participate in a telephone interview. Medical records were retrospectively analyzed extracting potential variables predicting long-term outcomes.

Results: Interviews were conducted with 277 individuals, 5–13 [mean 8.3 (SD 2.3)] years after treatment, with a response rate of 22.7%; of these, 44.8% were female. Mean age at the interview was 24.4 (SD 2.2) years. Logistic and linear regression models revealed that being male, using illicit substances and truancy or runaway behavior in adolescence predicted binge drinking, alcohol dependence, use of illicit substances and poor general life satisfaction in young adulthood, explaining between 13 and 24% of the variance for the different outcome variables.

Conclusions: This naturalistic study confirms that known risk factors for the development of AUD also apply to AIA. This finding facilitates targeted prevention efforts for those cases of AIA who need more than the standard brief intervention for aftercare.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 51, no 1, 47-53 p.
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-124956DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agv072ISI: 000369218600007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-124956DiVA: diva2:892453
Note

Together with the RISCA Group.

Available from: 2016-01-10 Created: 2016-01-06 Last updated: 2016-03-02Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Kraus, Ludwig
By organisation
Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD)
In the same journal
Alcohol and Alcoholism
Psychology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 35 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link