TitleEffect of Depression on Risky Drinking and Response to a Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Intervention.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMontag, AC, Brodine, SK, Alcaraz, JE, Clapp, JD, Allison, MA, Calac, DJ, Hull, AD, Gorman, JR, Jones, KLyons, Chambers, CD
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Date Published08/2015

We assessed alcohol consumption and depression in 234 American Indian/Alaska Native women (aged 18-45 years) in Southern California. Women were randomized to intervention or assessment alone and followed for 6 months (2011-2013). Depression was associated with risk factors for alcohol-exposed pregnancy (AEP). Both treatment groups reduced drinking (P < .001). Depressed, but not nondepressed, women reduced drinking in response to SBIRT above the reduction in response to assessment alone. Screening for depression may assist in allocating women to specific AEP prevention interventions.