From the October 1976 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment


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Out of approximately 90 Navy doctors, dentists, nurses, and health-care specialists who have been processed through treatment and therapy for alcoholism at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Long Beach, Calif., only two have returned to drinking.

Under the direction of Dr. Joseph A. Pursch, captain, U.S. Navy, chief of alcohol rehabilitation at the center, the facility has...