Alcoholism and the Law

The American public has recently been subjected to a deluge of articles and books on the subject of alcoholism. While these contributions have been filled with valuable information, certain omissions have been noticeable. These omitted facts are of vital significance to any one wanting to gain insight into the broad problem of alcoholism. The first omission is a failure to stress that no one-or almost no one-knows who is alcoholic. This may include the alcoholic himself. It is a point of considerable importance in determining the proper disposition of certain criminal cases.