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Family Approach to "the Family Disease

Only one member of a family may have a drinking problem, but every member of the family suffers the "hangover." To help families so afflicted, the Alcoholism Treatment Center at Monmouth Medical Center has instituted a new program. It is described as Conjoint Family Group Treatment, for alcoholics, problem drinkers, and their families.

The group-therapy program is the product of medical-psychiatric teamwork. Dr. Norman Nathanson, who supervises the medical aspects, and Dr. Bernard Swerdlow, the psychiatric chairman, agree that the group approach offers more thorough and... Login to read more
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