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Alcohol and Trauma

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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