NESARC–Prevalence, Correlates, Disability and Comorbidity of DSM-IV Alcohol Abuse and Dependence (2007)

Best large epidemiologic study of the course of alcoholism in the US. The authors, Deborah S. Hasin, PhD. and others, provide statistics on prevalence of lifetime and 12 month alcohol abuse and dependence. Based solely on self report of 43,093 study participants. The study suffers from a lack of interviews with persons who corroborate study participants alcohol use. Arch Gen Psych 2007; 64(7):830-842.