The Alcohol Survey Knowledge (ASK) Study

Principal Investigator: Frances Wang, PhD 
Funding Source: Department of Psychiatry First StaR Award 

Individuals who experience impaired control over alcohol use find it very difficult to and/or can’t control their alcohol consumption. Although impaired control is an important feature of alcohol use disorder, studies have shown that existing methods to assess impaired control do a poor job of capturing this experience and may be biased across differing racial or ethnic identities. The goal of the Alcohol Survey Knowledge (ASK) study is to improve the assessment of impaired control over alcohol use using qualitative (cognitive interviewing) and quantitative methods. This study will enroll adult participants who report recent heavy drinking and who are diverse in their racial and ethnic identities. The results from this study could eventually improve the assessment of alcohol use disorder and increase understanding of the causes of impaired control over drinking. 

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