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Searching for the Gold Standard

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 9:22am -- yountj
Álvaro Vergés, Pontificia Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile
Curators Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences Kenneth J. Sher

Álvaro Vergés (top) is the lead author and Kenneth J. Sher a co-author of the recently published paper, “Intensity of Daily Drinking and Its Relation to Alcohol Use Disorder” in the September 2018 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

If a person drinks five or more alcoholic beverages every day, is that person an alcoholic? The answer, according to Curators Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences Kenneth J. Sher, is maybe, maybe not.  Sher was curious about the association between daily drinking and various outcomes but discovered there was very little data available about daily drinking that was distinct from other drinking patterns.

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