About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

AF Program Shows Results

An Air Force psychiatrist says that 85 percent of alcoholics treated at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hospital are considered cured [sic] in a program four years old in 1970. Lt. Cot. Richard C. Scibetta, assistant mental health services chief at the hospital, said that 140 patients have been treated in the alcoholism program.

Scibetta explained. "Patients are selected for chance of success, so as not to stack the deck against us." He said some reasons for the high success rate include "young, healthy people" whose careers are on the line and whose wives and commanders have... Login to read more
Not a subscriber? Click here to subscribe.