A critical examination of some current assumptions in the treatment of alcoholism.
Recent scientific research challenges a number of traditional assumptions in the treatment of alcoholism. Two major tenets, the disease conception of alcoholism and mandatory abstinence as a goal of treatment are reviewed, and insufficient evidence is found to support a dogmatic position on either.
Journal of studies on alcohol
Pomerleau, O., Pertschuk, M., & Stinnett, J. (1976). A critical examination of some current assumptions in the treatment of alcoholism.. Journal of studies on alcohol, 37 (7), 849-867. Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.towerhealth.org/gme_pysch_residency_bw/70