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O'Connor, Art (1987) Female alcoholism in Ireland: A follow-up study. Irish Journal of Psychiatry , 8 , (1) , pp. 13-16.

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A 10-yr follow-up study of 31 female alcoholics was carried out. 21 Subjects were interviewed and completed a questionnaire. Abstinence, prescribed drug abuse, morbidity, marital status, and attitudes to agencies that provide help for alcoholics were investigated. The study supports most of the accepted ideas about female alcoholism but emphasise the problems of suicide, prescribed drug abuse, and marital separation.

 

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