Cleveland News Article from July 28, 1950 - “Women Drinkers Major Problem”
Cleveland News Article from July 28, 1950 -
“AA's Here, Call Women Drinkers Major Problem“
This is a newspaper clipping of the article published in the Cleveland News on the first day of the First Alcoholics Anonymous International Convention held in Cleveland, OH in July 1950.
This article includes quotes from an interview with “Mrs. Marian M.” about the effect of alcoholism on women.
Quotes from the article:
“Women account for most of the "hidden drunks" in our society.”
“There's more of a social stigma attached to the woman drinker," she said. "That accounts for the fact that the first woman joined the 15-year-old AA movement in 1939. Even when Marian was at her worst, she "hated to see another woman drinking."
“Women AA's, who make up approximately 15 percent of the membership, will attend a special meeting to discuss their special problems.“
“The co-founders will speak Sunday at the closing meeting. Meeting tonight will be the "AA family," mushrooming organization of wives, husbands and children of alcoholics. Mrs. Bill W., wife of the founder, will speak.“