Alcoholism: Professional Responses to Drinking Problems of Clients; Catholic Charities Family Service, White Plains, 1962
Background of the Study. The problem of alcoholism represents one of the greatest failures so far of the medical and welfare professions. They have failed to develop truly adequate helping tools. Their failure to adequately explain the disease has helped continue the general public prejudice toward alcoholics. Such prejudice remains gross today, although lately, more so than before, this is often covered up by pious platitudes. Seen in perspective, these public attitudes and professional limitations are not surprising. Progressing through the years, alcoholism has been seen as mystical spiritualism, willed offensiveness, weakness of character, and, basically only in this century, disease. Perhaps the first modern attempt to treat alcoholics directly was started in 1944 when the first outpatient alcohol clinic was established by Yale University.
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Bielemeier, Richard Anthony, "Alcoholism: Professional Responses to Drinking Problems of Clients; Catholic Charities Family Service, White Plains, 1962" (1964). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30670861.