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Five Stages to Recovery

Alcoholics in an urban ghetto can be successfully involved in a therapeutic program for social and psychological rehabilitation, workers from the Harlem Hospital Center Alcoholism Unit reported. The report was made by Sheldon Zimberg, MD, director of the unit; Henry Lipscomb, M.S.W., coordinator of clinical services; and Elizabeth B. Davis, MD, director of the center's department of psychiatry.

The authors outlined five stages for patient involvement in day care. Stage 1, "enthusiastic acceptance," lasts about 1-3 weeks after the patient enters the unit. He abstains from... Login to read more
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