From the September 1975 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Champion Self-Actualizers

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A group of recovered-alcoholic members of Alcoholics Anonymous, tested in a comparative study at Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., were found to rank high in "self-actualization" on the Personal Orientation Inventory (POI), a standardized test used to measure positive mental-health attributes.

The self-actualized person, in the terms of the POI, is one who is more...

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