From the November 1980 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

The Numbers Game

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It is estimated that 96,000,000 people in this country use alcohol, and that about 10% of them become alcoholics. According to the Department of Health [and Human Services,] from 1,500,000 to 2,250,000 women have drinking problems.

-- Dr. Neil Solomon

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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