Year: 1983 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.140, no.2, (February 1983), p.189-194 SIEC No: 19832252

A ten year follow-up study of 45 alcoholic Native Indians admitted to hospital. Seven had been abstinent for two yearsor more; seven were unchanged; nineteen were doing worse; nine were deceased and three were missing. Improvement was associated with stable employment & family environment and strong interpersonal relationships. Older people fared better than younger. Recovery was not related to severity of alcoholism. Indian run programs were a critical factor in three of seven recoveries.(MB)