Alcoholism, a Parole Problem: A Statistical Study of One Hundred Male Felons Paroled From Sing Sing Prison to the New York City Area During 1962
Timeliness of the Study. Alcoholism is a major economic, social, medical and police problem in American society today. The number of alcoholics in the United States is estimated at four to five million whose infirmity has resulted in a lower standard of living for approximately twenty-five million people. Alcoholics also represent a tremendous industrial toll; surveys indicate that 3 per cent of the nation's workers are problem drinkers whose wage loss is estimated close to $432 million a year. At a recent symposium sponsored jointly by the University of California Extension Division and School of Public Health and the California State Department of Public Health, Dr. Hardin James stated: Not only are we becoming more and more alcoholic as a nation but we are killing ourselves off at a terrible rate. About 4,000 deaths a year are officially attributed to alcoholism but I'd put the figure at closer to 12,000. In addition to the above, the monetary cost of government agencies which wrestle with the problem (Law Enforcement, Welfare, Hospitals, Social Services), the loss in human resources and the personal tragedies of useless, wasteful lives, are incalculable.
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Hart, John P, "Alcoholism, a Parole Problem: A Statistical Study of One Hundred Male Felons Paroled From Sing Sing Prison to the New York City Area During 1962" (1964). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30670851.