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June 1969

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Is There an 'Alcoholic Personality'?

In The Personality of the Alcoholic: Guises of Dependency (Harper & Row), Howard T. Blane, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, has succinctly laid to rest what might be called the "specificity theory" of alcoholism. He says that no personality characteristic is unique to the alcoholic. He examines the many personality characteristics found among them (traits also present in us all).


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