If you’ve been to rehab, you probably remember receiving piles of handouts of varying quality, from coloring exercises to relapse prevention worksheets. The one that sticks in my mind is a picture of a u-shape curve that slopes to the bottom of the page, makes a little circle around itself, like a roller coaster, and slopes back up Continue reading
In preparing a longer post about E. M. Jellinek and the Jellinek curve (to come soon), I came across an article titled “Yale Center of Alcohol Studies Investigates Drinking Habits of Carefree Undergraduates” from the Harvard Crimson, published November 21, 1953, and made available on the Crimson’s website. The subject of the article is a ground breaking study of college drinking behavior, and it begins, quite hilariously, like this:
In doing research for this blog, I came across the archives of the Quarterly Journal of Inebriety, which are hosted on the site of the addiction history researcher William L. White. I’m trained as an archivist, and am beginning research into the history of addiction treatment, so of course I found this fascinating.