Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Sociology and Anthropology

First Advisor

Dr. Littrell

Second Advisor

Dr. Lamanna

Third Advisor

Dr. Gillespie


Hospital-based treatment of alcoholism and other, so- called "chemical dependencies", has become common practice in the U.S. In 1983, 4,465 facilities, including hospitals, halfway houses, and outpatient treatment programs and agencies, provided chemical abuse treatment (Denzin 1987: 17). This increase in facilities is mirrored by the increase in people receiving treatment.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright John S. Rice March, 1989.

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