ORIGINAL ARTICLE: PDF OnlyLYSERGIC ACID DIETHYLAMIDE AS A VARIABLE IN THE HOSPITAL TREATMENT OF ALCOHOLISM A FOLLOW-UP STUDYBOWEN, WILLIAM T. M.S.W.; SOSKIN, ROBERT A. PH.D.; CHOTLOS, JOHN W. PH.D.1 Author Information 1 Veterans Administration Hospital, 2200 Gage Boulevard, Topeka, Kansas 66622. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease: February 1970 - Volume 150 - Issue 2 - p 111-118 Buy Abstract The use of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in the treatment of alcoholism has led to many claims as to the drug's efficacy, but without a controlled study of both in-hospital application and posthospital adjustment of patients. The present paper is concerned with the use of LSD in placebo and maximum dosages as a concomitant of a Human Relations Training Laboratory treatment program. Patients receiving LSD were also compared with patients completing the Laboratory program but not receiving LSD. Findings were such as to indicate that the long term gains through use of LSD are negligible. A successful post-treatment adjustment seems more closely associated with pretreatment employment level, marital status, and whether or not the patient completes the treatment program. © Williams & Wilkins 1970. All Rights Reserved.