Title

A critical examination of some current assumptions in the treatment of alcoholism.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-1976

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Journal of studies on alcohol

First Page

849

Last Page

867

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