8.3. Further Insights into the Burden of Alcohol Use on Mental Illness

  1. Hamid Ghodse2,
  2. Helen Herrman3,
  3. Mario Maj4 and
  4. Norman Sartorius5
  1. Nady el-Guebaly

Published Online: 18 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch15

Substance Abuse Disorders

Substance Abuse Disorders

How to Cite

el-Guebaly, N. (2009) Further Insights into the Burden of Alcohol Use on Mental Illness, in Substance Abuse Disorders (eds H. Ghodse, H. Herrman, M. Maj and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    International Centre for Drug Policy, St George's University of London, London, UK

  2. 3

    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  3. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples SUN, Naples, Italy

  4. 5

    Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes, Geneva, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Addiction Division, Department of Psychiatry, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470745106

Online ISBN: 9780470975084



  • burden of alcohol use on mental illness - further insights;
  • three reviews, epidemiology, prevention and management - of alcoholic problems;
  • aetiological models - hypothesized about association of AUDs and mental illness;
  • epidemiology of AUD and mental illness - estimates of alcohol-attributable disability–adjusted life years (DALYs);
  • preventive strategies, implication for target population - and co-morbid mental illness;
  • Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN)- its 4–5-item subscreeners;
  • United States, latest management strategy - behavioural change through continuum of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT);
  • management of alcohol-use disorders - their high prevalence in psychiatric populations;
  • ASAM criteria, for use of substance-abuse network;
  • Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT) Index - public and private-sector addiction-treatment services at agency, regional and state system levels


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definitions

  • Aetiological Models

  • The Epidemiology of AUD and Mental Illness

  • The Prevention of AUD and Mental Illness

  • The Treatment of AUD and Mental Illness

  • References