From the October 1980 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

School for Professionals

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Health professionals treating alcoholics and drug abusers should attend Al-Anon meetings, says Marie Quirke, director of the Alcohol and Drug Program at Capistrano by the Sea in Dana Point, Calif.

Ms. Quirke, a registered nurse and social worker, [said,] "I require all new staff who have never worked with substance abusers to attend Al-Anon. It is considered part of their training...

-- Lynn Payer