From the May 1981 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

The Drunk as a Role Model

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Critics scoffed when Dr. Alan Marlatt, a psychologist at the University of Washington in Seattle, said he was opening a "free" bar on campus to study whether social drinkers could be taught to drink sensibly. But open the bar he did, in 1978.

Dr. Marlatt says he has documented [a] phenomenon among drinkers: "modeling."

"If a social drinker is put in the company of a drinker...

-- Richard Haitch