Tailoring Treatments for Alcoholics

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Posted by Megan Neider - via New York Times (Most Emailed)
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Posted by: Posted by Megan Neider - May 21, 2012 - 4:44 PM PDT
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Megan Neider
by Megan Neider - May. 21, 2012

The level of explanation in this article is appropriate for the subject matter it discusses because many people are familiar with problem of alcoholism. The article discusses that there are new drugs that might be able to help the treatment of alcoholism. The article explains the science behind the disease of alcoholism- that it is not necessarily a lack of will power as people have thought for a long time but is actually a disease just like diabetes or cancer, which is why drugs might be able to help patients.

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by Ellen Wilfley - Jan. 10, 2013

This news story relies primarily on the news values of proximity, currency, and controversy. The story has proximity because alcoholism is something that affects a huge number of people, both directly and indirectly; for this same reason the story also has currency -- with alcoholism being so prevalent and destructive, many people are invested in finding more effective ways of treating the problem and would be interested to read about new developments in the field. The article also ... More »

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