The Alcoholic Woman and Her Early Familial Relationships: Eight Women Studied Descriptively With Diagnostic Emphasis on Four Cases Derived From Records of the State University Alcohol Clinic, Brooklyn, 1955, 1955
Alcoholism has been a major area of concern for generations. However, during the past decade especially, alcoholism has received a great deal of attention from medical and governmental leaders as it has been recognized as a major health problem. Excessive use of alcoholism has been received as a social, religious, and medical problem in the past. Many regarded the alcoholic as a “bum”, one who is “morally depraved.“ For the past several years intensive study has been focused on the area of alcoholism which has led Strecker and other authorities to firmly state that an alcoholic is a sick person. Alcoholism is a disease. The studies indicate that there are psychological factors in the cases which contribute to alcoholism. For the most part it has been found that the patient has had a lack of adequate emotional security in early childhood. The studies show evidence of a home disturbed because of divorce, or of the early loss of a parent, or of a family in which one parent was domineering or of a family in which one parent was protective. The writer feels that early relationships within the family would be a fruitful area of research. The writer had an opportunity to study alcoholism as it presented. itself in the State University Alcohol Clinic located at Kings County Hospital. The clinic staff helped, the writer gain a focus and it was decided that a study in the area of early childhood relationships of the woman alcoholic at the clinic was an area that needed scrutinization.
Individual & family studies|Health care management|Social work
Maria, Marie Santa, "The Alcoholic Woman and Her Early Familial Relationships: Eight Women Studied Descriptively With Diagnostic Emphasis on Four Cases Derived From Records of the State University Alcohol Clinic, Brooklyn, 1955, 1955" (1957). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509601.