skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 119653 Find in a Library
Title: Diagnosis of Alcohol, Cocaine, and Other Drug Dependence in an Inpatient Treatment Population
Journal: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment  Volume:6  Issue:1  Dated:(1989)  Pages:37-40
Author(s): N S Miller; R B Millman; S Keskinen
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 4
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The diagnosis of alcohol, cocaine, and other drug dependence in inpatient treatment populations is important to identify for clinical prognosis, treatment, and genetic research.
Abstract: The use of alcohol by cocaine addicts is a common cause for relapse to cocaine. The treatment of cocaine addiction is simplified if alcohol dependence is also present because the same methods can be used for both. A study was conducted characterizing an inpatient population according to diagnoses of alcohol and cocaine dependence, together and separately. Ninety-four percent of those patients who qualified for the diagnosis of cocaine dependence were also diagnosed as having alcohol and other drug dependence. The demographic characteristics of these cocaine addicts compared to those patients with the diagnosis of alcohol dependence only and alcohol dependence and drug dependence other than cocaine. 2 tables, 21 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug dependence
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Cocaine; Drug treatment
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.