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It Pays (Cash) to Stay Dry
From Ogden, Utah, D. P. has sent as news clippings and further information on a remarkable new program for the skid-row alcoholic. A project of Weber County's Comprehensive Mental Health Center, it is called PAAG (pronounced "page" and standing for Problems Anonymous Action Group). A story by Steve Wayda in the Ogden Tribune includes the following facts:
"Rhett Potter, director of the center, [says that] an alcoholic receives $133 a month, from welfare, mostly Federal money. If the alcoholic gets drunk several times a month and lands in jail, it costs the...