About the creator of this web site:

Nancy Olson is a recovered alcoholic, who served on the professional staff of the U.S. Senate Special Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics (later renamed the Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse) of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare (later renamed the Committee on Labor and Human Resources from its creation in 1969 through 1980

She was originally appointed to the Subcommittee staff by its first chairman, the late Senator Harold E. Hughes of Iowa. After Hughes left the Senate in 1975 she was reappointed to the staff by Senator Harrison A. William of New Jersey, then the chairman of the Labor and Human Resources Committee and a member of the subcommittee.

During this period, Olson participated in the development of legislation which created the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the various amendments to those acts.

So much of that history has not been written, and the contributions of many recovered alcoholics such as: Senator Hughes, Mrs. Marty Mann, Thomas Pike, Charles "Chuck" Chamberlain, Matt Rose, Will Foster, Susan B. Anthony II, and numerous others who are no longer living is unknown or forgotten by most of the people in the addictions field today.

This web site is being created in their memory and intended to make their contributions known.

Many other non-alcoholics also played a major role and should also be remembered. Olson was attempting to do that with this web site.

She welcomed hearing from anyone who can contribution information, suggestions, memories, etc. of that period.


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