First Advisor

Kay Toran

Term of Graduation

Spring 1977

Date of Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work




Alcoholics -- Oregon



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1 online resource (2, ix, 163 pages)


Twenty-five alcoholic patients in the Alcohol Treatment Program at Dammasch State Hospital near Wilsonville, Oregon, and twenty-five alcoholic patients in the same hospital who were not participating in the program were given a questionnaire designed to collect demographic data on both groups. The demographic characteristics were to be gathered in order to assess the possible need of diversified treatment programs for alcoholic patients at Dammasch State Hospital and in the Portland community.

Demographic data involved the social background, the alcohol background, and the medical/psychological history of the patients.

The results seemed to suggest that the two groups of patients were more similar than dissimilar regarding demographic characteristics. However, differences were noted between the two groups on the patients preference for the treatment of alcoholism. This might imply a need for a more diversified choice of treatment.


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