Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


The U.S. Congress, through the findings of the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism, holds that alcohol abuse is the nation's greatest drug problem, asserting that it warps nine million lives and costs approximately $28billion per year. There are 95 million drinkers in the U.S., most of whom drink alcohol without harm, but approximately five percent of adult Americans have serious drinking problems and are the source of much personal grief and huge cost to the nation (New York Times Review, 1973: 71).


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Criminal Justice and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright Michael T. Eskey March, 1977

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