From the June 1971 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Concerted Church Program Accents 'the Disease Concept'

MADISON, WIS.--Madison churches are planning what could be the broadest campaign against alcoholism ever experienced anywhere. Meetings will be held on 32 consecutive days. . .in the Madison Churches on Alcoholism program. The object is to impress on alcoholics that their illness is treatable and to dispel the myth that there is a moral problem connected with it.

Fifty-nine churches have arranged to participate in the 32 meetings. Others are still being contacted, [About 80 finally joined in the effort.] Charles W. Anderson, president of the Fund for Action on Alcoholism here, said this represented 25,000 families in more than 15 denominations. The volunteers will be trained to handle workshops, he said, and could become a corps available in churches to help alcoholics get help.

-- Journal

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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