Stigma deters those with alcohol disorders from seeking treatment, study finds

ScienceDaily (2010-12-02) — Despite the existence of effective programs for treating alcohol dependencies and disorders, less than a quarter of people who are diagnosed actually seek treatment. In a recent study, researchers report that people diagnosed with alcoholism at some point in their lifetime were more than 60 percent less likely to seek treatment if they believed they would be stigmatized once their status is known. … > read full article