Alcoholism: An Exploratory Study of the Factors Related to the Rapid Dropouts of Fifty Male Patients From Treatment at the Sunset Park Alcohol Clinic in Brooklyn, New York Between April, 1962 and February, 1963
Background of the Study. While practicing Social Casework at the State University Alcohol Clinic and the Sunset Park Alcohol Clinic, the author developed an interest in alcoholic patients and the treatment program in which they are involved. During this time many questions arose in reference to the alcoholic patients attendance in out-patient clinics such as these. Being provoked by these questions, and curious as a professional person in a helping endeavor, the author conferred with Mr. Bernard Clifford and Mr. William O’Connor, the Chief Psychiatric Social Workers and Administrators of the respective clinics in which the author worked. As a result of these consultations, it was apparent that the rapid-dropout rate in the clinics’ treatment programs was an area of study in need of exploration. Hence, the author decided to scientifically pursue this particular area in an attempt to resolve some of the questions about the social situations of the rapid-dropout patient, and the influencing effect of four selected social variables in relation to the rate of rapid-dropout from treatment.
Social work|Social studies education|Clinical psychology|Health care management
Kinzler, Gerard Paul, "Alcoholism: An Exploratory Study of the Factors Related to the Rapid Dropouts of Fifty Male Patients From Treatment at the Sunset Park Alcohol Clinic in Brooklyn, New York Between April, 1962 and February, 1963" (1964). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30724971.