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More Help for City Drunks

New York City treated 50 to 70% more alcoholics last year than in 1971, Health Services Administrator Gordon Chase reported. The number of persons treated in hospitals increased 70%, from 4,174 to 7,083, and the number of visits to outpatient clinics rose from 80,048 to 121, 635, a 50% increase.

The number of alcoholics seeking outpatient treatment roughly doubled over the year, rising from 2,828 to 5,663, Mr. Chase said, adding that the figures were in part a reflection of the benefits of the city comprehensive alcoholism program. Other factors in the increase, he said, are... Login to read more
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