From the February 1981 magazine.

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Help in a Yearly Crisis

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For most people, the holiday season is a time of good cheer, but for those with drinking problems, and their families and friends, it can be a period of stress and crisis.

During the Christmas and New Year season, the Washington Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Inc. (WACADA), operated a 24-hour Holiday Hotline. Started in 1973, this massive telephone outreach effort was in...