From the March 1973 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Program Impact Assessed

Results of a followup survey on a number of clients who attended the Alcoholism Commission of Saskatchewan rehabilitation centers were announced by Commission Chairman Dr. Ian McDonald of Saskatoon. The survey showed that 61% of the 191 clients interviewed a year after completing a stay at the centers reported various degrees of improvement, while 39% remained "problem drinkers." Of the total sample, 19% had achieved complete sobriety, 31% were sober at the time of the study (one or two relapses), and 11% were social drinkers (moderate use with no apparent attendant problems).

At the time of admission to the program, only 13% considered their married life "good." At the time of the survey, 97% of the clients who had maintained complete sobriety rated their marriages as "good." Among the problem drinkers, "good" marriages were reported in 31% of the cases.

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