From the June 1973 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

More Help for City Drunks

New York City treated 50 to 70% more alcoholics last year than in 1971, Health Services Administrator Gordon Chase reported. The number of persons treated in hospitals increased 70%, from 4,174 to 7,083, and the number of visits to outpatient clinics rose from 80,048 to 121, 635, a 50% increase.

The number of alcoholics seeking outpatient treatment roughly doubled over the year, rising from 2,828 to 5,663, Mr. Chase said, adding that the figures were in part a reflection of the benefits of the city comprehensive alcoholism program. Other factors in the increase, he said, are changing attitudes toward alcoholism, increased accessibility of treatment, and the development of new means of reaching prospective patients.

-- New York Times

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