Correlates of caring for the drinkers and others among those harmed by another's drinking.


INTRODUCTION AND AIMS:This study identifies the correlates of caring for harmful drinkers and others, and examines how caring for that person impacts on respondents' well-being and use of services. DESIGN AND METHODS:The study utilises the data from the 2008 Australian Alcohol Harm to Others Survey (n = 2649), in which 778 respondents reported they were harmed because of the drinking of someone they knew. Respondents were asked about the person they were most adversely affected by and whether they spent time caring for this person because of their drinking. Logistic regression models are developed to examine which factors were associated with the prevalence of caring for others. RESULTS:The study reveals that the respondents who cared for others because of the other's drinking reported lower quality of life than the respondents who did not have to do this. The results of the logistic regression suggest that respondents were more likely to care for the drinker if the drinker drank more (as the usual quantity of alcohol consumed increased), but less likely to care for the drinker if the drinker drank five or more drinks on more than four days per week. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS:The findings of the study suggest that the drinking of family and friends can be a substantial burden for their households, families, friends and others. Policy approaches that reduce the amount of heavy drinking, particularly heavy drinking in a single occasion, are likely to reduce the burden of caring for others because of other's drinking.


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    journal_title:Drug and alcohol review

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Tucker T,Ritter A,Maher C,Jackson H

    更新日期:2004-09-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Drug and alcohol review

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    journal_title:Drug and alcohol review

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Livingston M,Chikritzhs T,Room R

    更新日期:2007-09-01 00:00:00

  • Wonderland and the rabbit hole: A commentary on university students' alcohol use during first year and the early transition to university.

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    journal_title:Drug and alcohol review

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    更新日期:2019-01-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Drug and alcohol review

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bannan N,Rooney S,O'connor J

    更新日期:2007-01-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Madden A,Lea T,Bath N,Winstock AR

    更新日期:2008-11-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Drug and alcohol review

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2010-03-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Drug and alcohol review

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Drug and alcohol review

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Drug and alcohol review

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2016-09-01 00:00:00

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    abstract:INTRODUCTION AND AIMS:The rate of alcohol-related emergency department (ED) presentations in young people has increased dramatically in recent decades. Injuries are the most common type of youth alcohol-related ED presentation, yet little is known about these injuries in young people. This paper describes the character...

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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    journal_title:Drug and alcohol review

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2011-11-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Drug and alcohol review

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Olsen A

    更新日期:2015-01-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Drug and alcohol review

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    更新日期:2009-09-01 00:00:00

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    abstract::In recent years drug education has come under scrutiny. Research has found that drug education is having minimal impact. Questions have been raised as to the appropriateness of theories underpinning drug education programmes as well as the aims and purpose of programmes. As such, there is a call for new approaches. Th...

    journal_title:Drug and alcohol review

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mallick J,Watts M

    更新日期:2007-11-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Drug and alcohol review

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Stanton WR,Gillespie AM,Lowe JB

    更新日期:1995-01-01 00:00:00

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    abstract::In this Harm Reduction Digest two observers and scholars of the 2001 Portuguese drug policy reform consider divergent accounts of the reform which viewed it as a 'resounding success' or a 'disastrous failure'. Acknowledging from their own experience the inherent difficulties in studying drug law reform, Caitlin Hughes...

    journal_title:Drug and alcohol review

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hughes CE,Stevens A

    更新日期:2012-01-01 00:00:00