Thursday, September 22, 2016


Intermediate familial subtype are typically middle-aged(average age 38)that came from families with multi-generational alcoholism. This group typically begins drinking young, like the young antisocial(by age 17), but alcoholism doesn't become a problem until they reach their 30's. Nearly half have close relatives who are alcoholics this is due to the high likelihood that alcohol problems are a genetic predisposition to the development of this disorder. With so many people in their immediate environment being drinkers, this subtype can find it difficult to stop this lifestyle without making major changes that start with residential rehab. Intermediate familials make up about 19% of all alcoholics. They drink on an average of 172 days a year, consuming five or more drinks on 93 of these days(54%), with a maximum of 10 drinks. This subtype has the highest rate of unemployment with 68% working full-time. The average family income is nearly $50,000 a year. About 20% have college degrees. Nearly 60% are male, with about 38% married and 21% divorced. This group have elevated rates of mental illness. 47% have major depression. 22% have bipolar depression. 19% have obsessive-compulsive disorder. 15% have generalized anxiety disorder. 5% have antisocial personality disorder. They also have a higher rates of substance use/abuse. 57% smoke cigarettes. 25% have cannabis use disorder. 20% have cocaine use disorder. Around 27% of this subtype have received help for their alcohol problem. They prefer self-help groups, specialty treatment programs, detoxification and individual private health care providers.

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