From the October 1977 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Dual Programs?

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ALBANY, N.Y.--Legislation to reshape the state's vast Department of Mental Hygiene--stalled because of conflicting demands of special interests--has been worked out. One of the sticking points had been how to keep alcoholism separate from drug abuse--in order to satisfy those who did not want alcoholism treatment tainted with what they considered the social stigma of drug abuse--while at the same time linking the treatment of the two disorders to cover victims suffering from both.

-- David Bird

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