From the October 1978 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Women Alcoholics--Varying Views

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Comparing treatment prognosis for women and men alcoholics, Linda J. Beckman, Ph.D., of UCLA found no differences in abstinence rates for men and women on a one-year follow-up of 240 alcoholics, despite past evidence of a poorer treatment prognosis for women. Among women, those higher in anxiety and depression had a poorer prognosis; for men, lower self-esteem and external locus of control were associated with poor prognosis.

-- Physician's Alcohol Newsletter

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