Current data indicate the ability to prevent some of the consequsence of alcohol misuse, such as alcohol-related car crashes and fetal alcohol syndrome, than chronic alcohol dependence itself. A review of data on outcomes of treatment for long-term alcohol dependence indicates that 9 out of 10 alcohol dependent persons receive no treatment for the disorder in any given year. When treatmemt is provided for long-term alcohol dependent persons, it has only slightly positive results. As a resutl many clinicians and researchers have concluded that rather than exclusive preoccupation with long-term alcoholics, early intervention with persons who are just beginning to abuse alcohol may be a more effective use of resources.

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  • Authors:
    • Nathan, P E
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • Accession Number: 00489502
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1989 12:00AM