From the September 1974 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Doctor's Orders

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"When a doctor tells a patient to go home, relax, and pour himself a drink, he is prescribing one of the deadliest drugs in the world--alcohol," says Dr. Sheila Blume. "Doctors should never recommend it, because I have seen significantly large numbers of people become dependent on alcohol after taking their doctor's advice."

-- Lloyd Watson

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