From the February 1975 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

What Triggers Drinking?

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Dr. John Tamerin, director of research at the Silver Hill Foundation, New Canaan, Conn., splits the complex process [of alcoholism] into four stages: (1) situational stress, (2) the arousal of emotion, (3) the evoked desire to drink, and (4) the act of drinking.

-- Dorothy Trainor

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