From the February 1978 magazine.

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Geographical Cure? Where?

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Private clinics in London are receiving a rising number of Arab patients from the Persian Gulf suffering from alcohol problems.

Saudia Arabia is the richest of all the oil nations, and the most puritanical. Publicly, it follows to the letter the strict Muslim laws completely banning alcohol. Any Saudi caught drinking in the open is given a public flogging. Foreigners discovered...

-- The Journal (Addiction Research Fou