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An Experiment to Improve the Motivation of Hard-Core Alcoholics.

Ronald Bayne, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Joseph Z. Csank, M.A.; and Justin Ciale, M.A.
Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1178-1179. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1178_2
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (Canada) has been taxed with the problem of providing care for a group of war veterans who have the following characteristics: (1) an age range from 35 to 55 years, with a history of heavy drinking averaging 20 years; (2) severe social dysfunction manifested by transiency in their relationships with others, including separation from family and friends, job instability, social misbehavior (drunkenness, disorderly conduct), jail records (10% for criminal acts); (3) health deterioration either directly related to drinking such as peripheral neuropathy, liver damage and brain damage, or indirectly related, such as pneumonia and accidental


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