From the September 1974 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Revolving Door

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In New Orleans, a research group determined to find better means of dealing with the "revolving door" alcoholic set up a study treatment program for 210 confirmed skid-row drunks.

One-third were treated as compulsory outpatients; one-third, as compulsory in-patients with followup outpatient treatment;...

-- Medical Group News