Typologies in alcoholism: An overview

Roger Meyer, Thomas F. Babor, Peter M. Mirkin

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There seems to be a growing consensus that the differential outcome associated with alcoholism suggests different prognoses of specific subgroupings of alcoholic patients. This paper is a review of the literature of proposed typologies based upon drinking history, psycho-pathology, neuropsychological assessment, and family pedigree, with implications for theories of etiology, approaches to treatment, and research methodology. It should serve as an introduction to the series of papers which will follow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-249
Number of pages15
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Meyer, R., Babor, T. F., & Mirkin, P. M. (1983). Typologies in alcoholism: An overview. Substance Use and Misuse, 18(2), 235-249. https://doi.org/10.3109/10826088309027354