From the June 1973 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Navy Seminars

The National Council on Alcoholism Medical Department, in cooperation with the Department of the Navy, has been conducting two-day seminars at key naval training stations throughout the U.S., to inform medical personnel of effective treatment and rehabilitation programs for alcoholism, with specific guidelines for making the program operative in the Navy. Five professionals presented the scope, nature, and diagnosis of alcoholism, physiology of the disease, treatment of the withdrawal syndrome, the role of the counselor, and an overview of long-range therapies.

Some 50 high-ranking naval officers were present for a preliminary session held at the Department of the Navy in Washington, D.C. About 200 doctors, counselors, and nursing personnel attended the next seminar, at the Great Lakes Training Station, near Chicago, and the program later reached San Diego, Calif. (for Navy doctors at West Coast stations), Norfolk, Va., and a Florida base.

-- Friday letter

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