From the January 1980 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

'Special' Drinkers

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WASHINGTON, D.C.--[A congressman's] sudden decision to enter the hospital came as a shock to almost everyone. Few of his colleagues had any notion that he even had a problem, although in past years he had gained a reputation as a man who could handle alcohol.

"What I had was a peculiar kind of drinking problem," he said, a "stress overload" form of alcoholism and not the emotional or physical...

-- UPI