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This book approaches the problem of compulsive drinking from a broad viewpoint, interpreting, in language that the laymen can understand, what is known about the latest and most effective methods of treating alcoholism and the heavy drinking habit. The psychosomatic viewpoint of alcoholism is stressed, and some of the emotional factors underlying the disease are described. Detailed methods for self-help, methods for the approach of the physician, and methods of the "Alcoholics Anonymous" group are given. The lay person, either the alcoholic himself or those most immediately interested in his welfare and successful treatment, can glean much useful information from this volume.
Hope and Help for the Alcoholic. JAMA. 1951;147(11):1088. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670280090038
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