From the February 1968 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Alcohol Care Lags

The United States sustains "snake-pit conditions" in the treatment of most alcoholics, according to the president of the North American Association of Alcoholism Programs.

"In 1966 the Federal government spent only $7,000,000 on alcoholism control--the cost of one Boeing 707 aircraft," Dr. David J. Pittman, a St. Louis sociologist, told the 18th annual meeting of the NAAAP.

Pittman said the government's expenditure was "peanuts."

The NAAAP is a nonprofit corporation designed to aid governmental and professional activities in the field of alcoholism,...

-- UPI