101678: An Epidemiologic Analysis of Co-Occurring Alcohol and Other Drug Use and Disorders

Findings From the National Epidemiologic Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC)

About the Course:

The 2001–2002 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) sought to determine the prevalence of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders (AUDs), other drug use and drug use disorders (DUDs), and co-use and co-morbidity in the general adult U.S. population. The findings have important implications for the development of prevention and intervention approaches.

Journal/Publisher:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Publication Date:

Volume 31, Number 2, 2008

Authors

Susanne Hiller-Sturmhöfel, Ph.D.; Daniel Falk, Ph.D., and Hsiao-ye Yi, Ph.D.

About the Authors:

Susanne Hiller-Sturmhöfel, Ph.D., is the senior science editor for Alcohol Research & Health.

Daniel Falk, Ph.D., and Hsiao-ye Yi, Ph.D., are both senior research analysts with the Alcohol Epidemiologic Data System of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, which is operated by CSR, Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about co-occurring alcohol and drug use and disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify methods used by the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) to determine the prevalence of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders, other drug use and drug use disorders, and co-use and co-morbidity in the general adult U.S. population.

  2. Explain results of the NESARC study, including prevalence of alcohol and drug use by age group, gender, and race.

  3. Discuss treatment and prevention implications arising from NESARC study findings.

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