From the March 1978 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Catholics Meet a Challenge

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The Roman Catholic Church has long been involved in assisting lay members, priests, and other religious personnel with drinking problems. The services it provides for alcoholic people derive much of their impetus from the National Clergy Council on Alcoholism and Related Drug Problems, founded in 1949. NCCA is an educational and consultation agency, made up of priests, brothers, sisters, and laity of the Catholic Church in America who are concerned about and involved with the problems of alcoholism and drug dependency among Catholics. The aims of the association include education of the clergy, especially in the seminaries.

-- Harrison John

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