Comments on the Many Faces of Alcoholism

  • John L. Horn
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 7)


The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of results from studies of the personalities of people who have entered treatment in the Alcoholism Division of the Fort Logan Mental Health Center in Denver, Colorado. To considerable extent the chapter will deal with scale construction that has resulted from these studies. Such work is not in the mainstream of research presented elsewhere in this volume. For this reason, it is desirable to do a bit more stage management than otherwise would be necessary to indicate how the work is relevant in the present context. A major question must be: “What are the values (if any), the uses and possible uses, of scale construction for researchers and practitioners who are concerned primarily with studies and applications of treatment techniques?” Several useful observations can be made in considering these questions.


Drinking Problem Dominant Culture Primary Scale Scale Construction Phase Theory 
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  • John L. Horn
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  1. 1.University of DenverUSA

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