From the June 1973 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

'Indianized' Program

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH--The Western Regional Indian Alcoholism Training Center instructs counselors for 25 states by "adapting, not adopting" white man's programs in the rehabilitation of Indian alcoholics.

The center's director, Fenton E. Moss, says the agency began "Indianizing" itself from the day it opened its doors, in 1970. "I found the most experienced people I could find on Indian alcoholism, and then Indianized the program even further by making sure the field teaching is done primarily by Indians." Its goal, he said, was to reduce alcoholism among Indians, currently afflicting one in three adults, or 30,000.

-- AP

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