Try to understand how the Alcoholics Anonymous program works learn something about Al-Anon Family Groups, then you should be better able to help many of the alcoholics and their families.

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Published by Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Research Foundation in [Toronto] .

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  • Alcoholics Anonymous,
  • Alcoholics -- Rehabilitation

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Includes a talk given by Charles Aharan to the Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Research Foundation"s 4th annual summer course in 1965.

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ContributionsAddiction Research Foundation of Ontario.
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Pagination44 p.
Number of Pages44
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