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Drinking, Conduct Disorder, and Social ChangeNavajo Experiences$
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Stephen J. Kunitz and Jerrold E. Levy

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780195136159

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136159.001.0001

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Types Of Alcoholics

Types Of Alcoholics

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(p.86) 5 TYPES OF ALCOHOLICS
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Drinking, Conduct Disorder, and Social Change
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Stephen J. Kunitz

K. Ruben Gabriel

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136159.003.0005

This chapter considers the question of whether behavioral manifestations of alcoholism can be used to define meaningful types of alcoholics similar to those described in other populations. The results indicate that two distinct types of alcoholics that have been described in other populations cannot be differentiated among Navajos, and that the variables that are said to comprise each type are not more highly correlated with each other than they are with the variables that are said to comprise the other type. Behavioral measures of problems with alcohol are cumulative as a measure of severity, but they do not form clusters of discrete syndromes.

Keywords:   alcoholism, alcohol dependence, behavioral measures, alcohol use, alcohol abuse, conduct dependence

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