chapter  3
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A Typology of COPA Clients

Part of the evaluation of the COPA program included a series of case studies of clients who were experiencing alcohol problems. These were used to formulate a tentative typology of older alcohol abusers. This typology is presented at this stage of the book to orient the reader to the kinds of clients who received services from COPA and to provide a general overview of the variability of the treatment process .1