From the August 1976 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

How Useful Are Detoxes?

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Ontario's multi-million-dollar detoxification system is having little impact on the "revolving door" it was designed to replace, according to the first major evaluation of the much-heralded program adopted in 1971. Moreover, the system, which has created 13 detoxification centers (265 beds) and 17 halfway houses across the province, does not appear to affect drunkenness arrests in large cities, Dr. Reginald Smart, associate research director of the Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario, [said].

-- Gary Seidler

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