About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment
Hard-core Cases Should Quit
Dr. Giorgio Lolli, an Italian-born American physician who works in the alcoholism field, defines an alcoholic as one whose continuous drinking adversely affects his work, his recreation or his rest--in other words, one whose drinking impairs his efficiency. He told of a patient who illustrates the definition.
The man was a crack salesman with a big electronics firm. He put over a lucrative deal on the West Coast, and when he came back to New York the company brass invited him to the executive suite for a small celebration.