From the March 1973 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Women's Lib From Alcohol

BUFFALO, N.Y.--There are presently only four beds in the entire county reserved for women alcoholics, and these are short-term detoxification beds. There are an estimated 40,000 alcoholics in the county, of whom one-fourth to one-third are women.

"More and more women are speaking out about the problem," explained Richard J. Gallagher, executive director of the Buffalo Area Council on Alcoholism. "We have had several meetings, and a number of women alcoholics spoke up about the lack of a treatment facility and how it affected them as women alcoholics." Gallagher pointed out that two years ago the council couldn't get any women alcoholics to voice their concerns about the lack of a facility.

-- Deborah Williams


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