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July 03, 2007


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Bill Urell

I think trying to break out 'alcoholics' into subtypes may be an academically interesting exercise, but to what point? To my knowledge there does not seem to be much of a correlation between the type of matching treatments attempted and outcomes. See Project Match.

Romeo  Vitelli

There is a tendency to lump alcoholics into a single category and to assume that treatment programs, eg. AA that might work for some alcoholics will work for all of them. If we can recognize that there are characteristics that differentiate alcoholics then it might give us a better handle on causal factors and more effective treatments. Thanks for posting.

Jem Tovey

AA actively fosters the belief that there is only one type of "real" alcoholic, of course thinking that the 12 step program is complete bunkum means automatic exclusion from this elite club.

Social Anxiety Disorder

well...well, to me all the alcoholics are the same...

i live all of my life (well all the misery live) with one of those... he got all the patologies of you explain that and just one person who suffer for an alcoholic can understand that situation

adolescent alcohol treatment

For me they all the same they have the same addiction. anyway thank you for the post.



these are all the same but different ages in their alcoholic lives. you're just classifying as different types but it looks like ages to me.

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