Medicine: Drydock for Sailors

Whether bossing a deck detail or spending hours in a saloon ashore, Frank, 47, a chief petty officer with 29 years of service in the U.S. Navy, thought that he could take care of himself. The Navy disagreed. Aware that the chiefs drinking was ruining both his health and his efficiency, his superiors assigned him to one of the service's newest installations, the Naval Alcohol Rehabilitation Center (ARC) at Little Creek, Va. At first, Frank objected to the assignment: "I'm a chief petty officer and nobody is going to push me around." Several weeks...

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