ENOCH GORDIS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The treatment of alcoholism has not improved in any important way in 25 years, and alcoholism is becoming more prevalent, not less. The systematic and long-term collection of data has just begun, but we know the main facts. Only a minority of patients who enter treatment are helped to long-term recovery; the majority is made up of those who relapse soon and often and those who are lost to follow-up. Can present methods of treatment catch up with the problem? Consider New York City. The annual budget for alcoholism treatment exceeds 10 million dollars, but probably no more than 5000
GORDIS E. What is Alcoholism Research?. Ann Intern Med. ;85:821–823. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-6-821
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(6):821-823.
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