Alcoholism afflicts roughly eight million Americans. Despite significant health and social impacts from excessive drinking, few alcoholics receive any form of specialized care and few researchers have studied the relative merits of counseling, medical visits and pharmaceutical interventions. Now a major nationwide study has shown that medical visits mixed with either counseling or drug therapy–but not both–cuts down on drinking.
Full story at Scientific American By David Biello
Beyond the Influence: Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism