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NCJ Number: 81886 Find in a Library
Title: Evaluation of a Detoxification Service for Habitual Drunken Offenders
Journal: British Journal of Psychiatry  Volume:135  Dated:(1979)  Pages:28-34
Author(s): J R Hamilton
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Scottish Hospital Endowment Research Trust
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: SUMMARY The progress of 52 chronic alcoholic habitual drunken offenders who were offered a detoxification, assessment and referral service as an alternative to penal management for their public drunkenness was compared over a year with 48 control subjects, and each group's progress in the experimental year was compared with that in the previous year.
Abstract: The 'detoxification' patients were found not to have benefited as regards their alcoholism or episodes of drunkenness, though their periods of abstinence were longer. There were significant improvements in their accommodation and self-reported quality of life, and it is likely that their physical and perhaps mental health improved. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Alcohol detoxification; Drunk offenders; Evaluation
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