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Abstinence vs. Control

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Abstinence, not controlled drinking, should be the primary treatment objective for all clinicians dealing with alcoholics, according to the director of the Alcohol Behavior Research Laboratory, Rutgers University.

"That is my view at this point and on the basis of the data available," Dr. Peter Nathan [said.] "I have strong disagreement with [some] others in the field.

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