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Classic Cop-Outs

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Detouring around the real problem is one quick way to drive the alcoholic patient to drink, says Valerie R. Levinson, social worker with the Smithers Alcoholism Treatment and Training Center in New York.

Ms. Levinson said that too often the well-intentioned therapist becomes so absorbed with the secondary consequences of alcoholism--job instability, financial stress, family disruption--that... Login to read more
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