This research was supported in part by New Investigator Research Award No. AA06433 from National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DBN).
Sons of Alcoholics Report Greater Hangover Symptoms than Sons of Nonalcoholics: A Pilot Study
Article first published online: 11 APR 2006
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume 14, Issue 5, pages 713–716, October 1990
How to Cite
Newlin, D. B. and Pretorius, M. B. (1990), Sons of Alcoholics Report Greater Hangover Symptoms than Sons of Nonalcoholics: A Pilot Study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 14: 713–716. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.1990.tb01231.x
- Issue published online: 11 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 11 APR 2006
- Received for publication January 16, 1990; accepted May 9, 1990.
- Risk for Alcoholism;
- Sons of Alcoholics;
- Acute Dependence;
- Negative Side Effects
We investigated alcohol-induced hangovers among college men at high and low risk for alcoholism. Thirteen sons of alcoholics reported significantly (p < 0.001) greater hangover symptoms in the past year than 25 sons of nonalcoholics. The two groups reported comparable quantity-frequency of recent drinking. To the extent that hangover represents an acute withdrawal syndrome to alcohol, this raises the question of whether sons of alcoholics are “dependence-prone.”