Prognostic Indicators for Black and White Alcoholics.
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF
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The characteristics of black and Caucasian Navy enlisted men admitted to Navy Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers and Units were compared. Variables related to post-treatment effectiveness were identified, and predictive equations for each group derived. Pay grade and prognostic rating given by treatment staff were the best predictors of effectiveness for both groups. Ethnicity was not a factor in overall effectiveness however, lower effectiveness rates were noted for young alcoholics age or 25 years, particularly young blacks. The implications of the findings for program planning and future research are considered.