Are attempts at moderate drinking by patients with alcohol dependency a form of Russian roulette?

@article{ElGuebaly2005AreAA,
  title={Are attempts at moderate drinking by patients with alcohol dependency a form of Russian roulette?},
  author={Nady A. El-Guebaly},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  year={2005},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={266-8}
}
I n 1962, Davies reported on 7 male patients who showed normal drinking habits, out of a total of 93 “alcohol addicts” as defined by the WHO at the time (1). All 7 patients had achieved a period of complete abstinence ranging from a few months to a year before taking up “normal” drinking for a period ranging from 7 to 11 years. Follow-up included outpatient attendances, contact by a social worker, and correspondence with relatives. Davies’ paper received 17 critical commentaries in the same… CONTINUE READING

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