The worldwide global disease burden attributable to the overlap of alcohol and trauma is significant and is well inscribed onto the collective culture dating back to the 19th-century literature of social realists, such as Emile Zola and Charles Dickens. Alcohol and trauma can be associated intra- or inter-individually. For instance, motor vehicle accidents caused by intoxicated individuals and injuring others are inter-individual associations; those are commonly familial. Alcohol misuse by a parent or a spouse places offspring and/or intimate partners at higher risk for a range of adverse events including trauma. Space limitations constrain this entry's focus on a broad overview of important aspects of alcohol and trauma at an intra-individual level. While it may be generally known that the association of alcohol and trauma ...

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