A Young Problem Drinkers Programme as a Means of Establishing and Maintaining Treatment Contact

  • Brian Coyle
  • Jay Fischer


Despite the increased frequency with which young problem drinkers are presenting themselves for treatment (Smart and Finley 1975), almost no work has been reported concerning specialised treatment services for persons age 30 or under who abuse alcohol. The usual practice in Britain has been for these patients to be included in treatment where the predominant age range of patients is 35 to 50. Glasgow is no exception; specialised treatment services for this clinical subgroup is non-existent within the national health service.


National Health Service Treatment Goal Survival Group Premature Termination Treatment Contact 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Coyle
    • 1
  • Jay Fischer
    • 1
  1. 1.Charing Cross Clinic for Drug and Alcohol ProblemsGlasgowUK

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