Effect of History of Alcoholism or Major Depression on Smoking Cessation

Am J Psychiatry. 1993 Oct;150(10):1546-7. doi: 10.1176/ajp.150.10.1546.

Abstract

The authors examined the influence of a history of alcoholism or major depression on smoking cessation for 220 subjects. The success rate of recovering alcoholics was comparable to that of nonalcoholics, comorbidity of alcoholism and major depression exerted a detrimental effect, and smoking cessation did not precipitate an alcoholic relapse.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Alcoholism / diagnosis
  • Alcoholism / epidemiology
  • Alcoholism / therapy*
  • Clonidine / therapeutic use
  • Comorbidity
  • Depressive Disorder / diagnosis
  • Depressive Disorder / epidemiology
  • Depressive Disorder / therapy*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Odds Ratio
  • Sex Factors
  • Smoking Cessation*
  • Smoking Prevention
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Clonidine