From the May 1979 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Program Termed a Success

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WASHINGTON, D.C.--A treatment program begun in 1972 for drug addicts and alcoholics as an alternative 10 prison sentences has saved millions of dollars in court and prison costs and property theft, a Federal study says.

The project, called Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime, has treated more than 60,000 persons for addiction in 52 localities, according to a report released by...

-- AP