In order to practice medicine properly, a physician must have a working knowledge of alcoholism. Five to nine million Americans are alcoholics  and alcoholism costs the American economy about $15 billion per year in job absenteeism, inefficiency, and medical treatment . Alcoholism causes a huge number of medical and social complications, many of which can be fatal or can have a profound disruptive effect on the lives of alcoholics and their families.
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