From the July 1972 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

City Approaches

The program [at the Morris J. Bernstein Institute of Beth Israel Medical Center], an $800,000-a-year undertaking, is the first publicly financed comprehensive alcoholic clinic in the city [New York]; dozens more are planned. Half the cost is met by the state and half by the city.

Some [patients] will leave in a few days and return twice a week or so to an outpatient clinic. Others will require extended care--perhaps for as long as a year. They will move to a residential halfway house. Those who still have families to return to will be sent home--and the families will be made an integral part of the follow up care.

-- John Sibley

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