Chapter 10. Biomarkers of Alcohol and other Drug use

  1. Peter G. Miller2,
  2. John Strang3,4 and
  3. Peter M. Miller5
  1. Scott H. Stewart5,
  2. Anton Goldmann1,
  3. Tim Neumann1 and
  4. Claudia Spies1

Published Online: 16 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318852.ch10

Addiction Research Methods

Addiction Research Methods

How to Cite

Stewart, S. H., Goldmann, A., Neumann, T. and Spies, C. (2010) Biomarkers of Alcohol and other Drug use, in Addiction Research Methods (eds P. G. Miller, J. Strang and P. M. Miller), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318852.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Psychology, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

  2. 3

    National Addiction Centre Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, UK

  3. 4

    South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

  4. 5

    Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, Medical University & South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Charité – University Medicine of Berlin, Germany

  2. 5

    Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, Medical University & South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 2 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176637

Online ISBN: 9781444318852

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Keywords:

  • biomarkers of alcohol and other drug use;
  • uses of state biomarkers in research;
  • surrogate for reported substance use;
  • determining new cocaine use - on urine benzoylecgonine concentration and urine creatinine;
  • knowledge of biomarker characteristics - research team to anticipate probability of falsely positive or falsely negative test;
  • factors considered in biomarker choice;
  • laboratory markers of drug use;
  • newer marker phosphatidylethanol (PEth) - detecting moderate-to-heavy alcohol consumption;
  • biomarkers, improving confidence in reported treatment effects

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Uses of state biomarkers in research

  • General principles when considering biomarkers

  • Summary

  • References

  • Recommended readings