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March 1987

Growing up in a Family 'Bent' by Alcoholism-Reply

Author Affiliations

Department of Health and Human Services Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration Rockville, MD 20857

Am J Dis Child. 1987;141(3):239. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1987.04460030016003

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In Reply.—Dr Jessee addresses beautifully the emotional dysfunction that results from life in a family affected by alcoholism. Her firsthand knowledge underscores the importance of this disabling and frequent problem and the importance of detection and early intervention. Many, many more of our colleagues could tell similar stories.

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