A.A. and the Armed Services

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In the mid-1960s, Dr. Joseph Zuska began treating sailors in the Long Beach area for alcoholism. His program, the first of its kind in the history of the U.S. armed forces, served as a model for treatment protocols subsequently adopted by the DoD. In 1980, Dr. Zuska gave an address at the International A.A. Convention in New Orleans in which he discussed the origins and development of his pioneering work in the field of alcoholism treatment. This month’s selection from the Archives reproduces the text of Dr. Zuska’s talk in its entirety.