From the October 1977 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Hospitalization for Withdrawal?

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The alcohol withdrawal syndrome need not always be classified as a medical emergency, says Dr. James L. Stinnett, chief of the alcoholism treatment unit at Philadelphia Veterans Administration Hospital.

Traditionally, the syndrome has been associated with hallucinations, seizures, and in some cases delirium tremens and mortality. As a result, the usual approach to treatment involved...

-- The Journal (Addiction Research Fou