From the July 1972 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

City Approaches

According to an article in Parade, a nine-year-old program in Baltimore, Md., puts emphasis on personal cooperation between the alcoholic and the lay counselor. Conducted by the Alcohol Center of the city Health Department and now financed by a $100,000 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the program at first "suffered noticeably from a lack of trained staff."

However, since I 967 the center has been training its own counselors, selecting them carefully from the many applicants, giving them two months of lectures and then four months of field training. The director and his assistant do most of the teaching, but "frequently invite sociologists, doctors, and representatives of Alcoholics Anonymous."

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