From the November 1974 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Return to Social Drinking?

An alcoholic may not return with safety to the use of alcohol in any form, according to a position statement regarding abstinence released today by the Board of Directors of the National Council on Alcoholism. "There have been claims that alcoholics can drink again," Thomas G. Terbell, NCA board chairman, said. "We view these as misleading and dangerous."

He said that the release of such information, which is based on incomplete research, has led to many false statements. "The danger here is that some alcoholic individuals may accept them as fact, with tragic consequences," Mr. Terbell stated.

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