From the October 1979 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Soviets Sight a Trend

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Alcohol abuse among women in the U.S.S.R. is increasing "alarmingly," according to reports in the Soviet press. The ratio of female alcoholics to male is one to ten, according to Boris Levin, a Moscow researcher, a smaller figure than in the U.S., Great Britain, France, or Switzerland.

-- John Dornberg

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