Children exposed to alcohol-related problems and DSM-5 alcohol use disorder in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Raul Caetano, Patrice A.C. Vaeth, Glorisa Canino

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Abstract

This article estimates the proportion of children (17 and younger) exposed to an adult with an alcohol problem or alcohol use disorder (AUD) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Data are from a household random sample of 1,510 individuals 18–64 years of age. A total of 20.9% of children in sample households were exposed to an adult with an alcohol problem, and 5.7% were exposed to an adult with DSM-5 AUD. These considerable proportions suggest that alcohol treatment and family support programs should include help for adults in the family, and special support for exposed children in the household.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-386
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2019

Keywords

  • AUD
  • Alcohol problems
  • Puerto Rico
  • children

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)

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