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Survey of Public Attitudes

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.--Traditional attitudes favoring willpower, religion, and legal controls for correcting alcoholism are losing support in the public mind. Instead, laymen now most frequently endorse medical and psychological help. These findings appear in a report in the Quarterly Journal of Studies on Alcohol, published by the Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies. Arnold S. Linsky, University of New Hampshire sociologist, conducted the study in a sample of 315 Vancouver, Wash., adults.

His research was designed to determine how much the public attitude matches the... Login to read more
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