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February 1976

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Interviews with 170 male problem drinkers at the Northampton (Mass.) VA Hospital showed that the average reported daily maximum alcohol intake for the entire sample was 22.56 drinks a day (13.5 oz. of pure alcohol). The range extended from 4 to 81 drinks in a day (2.4 to 48.6 oz. of alcohol). Sixty percent of all subjects drank between 13 (7.8 oz.) and 24 (14.4 oz.) drinks. William P. Rohan, Ph.D., who conducted the study, reports that the credibility of these reported limits is questionable, since the lower limit does seem to involve enough alcohol to lead to problems, but the upper limit doesn't seem consistent with survival.

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