Date of Award
Specialist in Education
Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Dr. Thelma M. Urbick
Dr. Walter W. Turner
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The purpose of this study is to describe alcoholism as a disease, it s likely etiology, symptoms, methods of treatment and prognosis. Problems due to alcoholism are reported as they affect not only the alcoholic but the family, job and community as well. Education will help identify an alcoholic problem before it becomes too advanced. Various treatment modalities are discussed, including Alcoholics Anonymous. This study relates to the impact on the family and how the family can exacerbate the problem. Conclusions are based on observations of alcoholics and families of alcoholics in a therapeutic setting and literature review.
Van Bruggen, Kathryn, "Alcoholism: The Insidious Disease" (1984). Masters Theses. 3323.