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May 1964

Helping the Alcoholic and His Family.

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By Thomas J. Shipp. Price, $2.95. Pp 136, with no illustrations. Prentice-Hall, Inc., Route 9W, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632, 1963.

Arch Intern Med. 1964;113(5):787. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.00280110167043

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Abstract

Alcohol does more good than harm. There is a place for the cocktail hour and the appropriate use of hors d'oeuvres. It is widely successful as a tranquilizer. Unfortunately almost a million Americans overdo the good things about alcohol and become problems to themselves, their families, their communities. This book is about this segment. It is written by a man with over 20 years of firsthand experience as a minister who goes out of his way to help these individuals. It is a manual in the Successful Pastoral Counseling series. Not all alcoholics go to their minister or a minister. Some come to a doctor, and when they do the doctor may well be or become the most important individual in the program aimed at getting this patient well. When the patient really wants help this book will be good reading for him and for his family. The doctor who

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