A Cultural Delusion of Alcoholics

@article{Schaefer1971ACD,
  title={A Cultural Delusion of Alcoholics},
  author={H. H. Schaefer},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  year={1971},
  volume={29},
  pages={587 - 589}
}
Individual questioning of 30 hospitalized alcoholics showed that those among them who believed that the first drink necessarily leads to drunkenness were significantly less able to drink in a socially acceptable manner than those who did not know of or believe in that dictum. The implications of this difference are discussed. 
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