A prospective study of successful long-term adjustment in alcohol dependence: social drinking versus abstinence.


A series of 1312 alcoholics admitted to the Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden, from 1949 through 1969 was followed up by record data up to 31 December 1980. The conditions of the patients were evaluated with a multidimensional diagnostic rating schedule when first admitted. Two decades after their first admission, 70 male… (More)


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