(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 24, 2015 ) Philadelphia, PA -- According to The Indian Express, a new study suggests that tying the knot could be used as an effective tool for combating alcoholism. The study suggests that marriage can cause a significant reduction in your alcohol intake, even among heavy drinkers and problem drinkers.
Previous research on alcohol use disorders have consistently shown problem drinking typically reduces with age, also referred to as "maturing out". These changes generally begin during young adulthood and are somewhat caused by
Dr. Lee and his team of researchers hypothesized that this incompatibility could be greater for more sever drinkers, therefore they will need to make greater changes in their drinking patterns to meet the role demands of marriage. For the study, a team of researchers from University of Missouri used data which had previously been collected from a long-term, ongoing study on familial alcohol disorders conducted by Laurie Chassin, Regents Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University in US.
In the study, the team of researchers observed for the impact of the participants drinking rates as they aged from 18 to 40 years old and whether or not changes in their drinking patterns were affected by marriage. About 50 percent of the participants were children of heavy drinkers suffering from alcoholism.
"Confirming our prediction, we found that marriage not only led to reductions in heavy drinking in general, this effect was much stronger for those who were severe problem drinkers before getting married," Lee said. He also added that the results seem to be highly consistent with the role incompatibility theory.
The team of researchers concluded by suggesting that further studies needed to be conducted to better understand how adopting these new roles can reduce alcohol consumption.
A medical associate from Drug Rehab Philadelphia comments " I find this study to be very interesting. On one hand I can completely see how getting married can cause one to reduce their drinking due to taking on the role of a spouse. However, in many cases marriage is actually what causes some people to drink. I would say a significant number of our patients who get treated for alcoholism are actually married, and have been for years. So if I were a researcher I would pose the question of what in marriage triggers one to start drinking? I have also noticed usually these married patients with a drinking problem have children. Which leaves me to wonder if trying to create balance in one's family can be stressful and lead to drinking."
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