From the August 1973 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

On-the-Job Action

MONTREAL, QUE.--A management representative should not try to cope with the alcoholic employee without seeking specialized help, according to Dr. Robert H. Porter, Montreal-area medical director for Bell Canada. "You'll never do it. You're dealing with a pro who has had to con to survive and he'll outcon you every time.

"Further, the boss should never try to tell the employee that he is an alcoholic. The alcohol-dependent employee can prove to anyone beyond a doubt that he isn't an alcoholic. . . .

"The alcoholic's employer is in a strong position to force him to admit to the...

-- Dorothy Trainor