From the October 1969 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Recovery Prediction

Although it is impossible to give a statistically valid recovery rate, 50 to 60 percent of patients who are well motivated, attend Alcoholics Anonymous, accept disulfiram, continue in the group therapy program for at least one year, and have families who attend Al-Anon Family Groups can expect not only freedom from alcoholism but also better home, social, and work lives. They learn to accept help, are less egocentric, have more self-confidence and self-esteem, acquire a more tolerant live-and-let-live attitude, and become more socially conscious and outgoing. Many alcoholics become more able to fulfill their potential through the maturing process of this multidisciplinary type of therapy.

-- Ruth.Fox, MD

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