From the February 1975 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Informal Facilities

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BRENTWOOD, N.Y.--An experimental program brings alcoholics to Pilgrim State Hospital every weekday for a variety of social, health, and recreational services. Officials say it is the first day-clinic for alcoholics ever run by the state.

The program is partly an attempt to keep alcoholics, most of them former residents of state facilities in the area, from wandering around the towns of Islip and...

-- George Vecsey