Many, many people had been involved in the successful drive to get the Comprehensive Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Act, which created the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, enacted into law. This book is dedicated to them all, but most especially to my two friends and mentors:
Mrs. Marty Mann, the first woman to make a successful recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous, and the founder of the National Council on Alcoholism. It was this great lady who inspired us all.
And Harold E. Hughes, the first political figure to admit publicly that he had suffered from alcoholism, and who inspired a reluctant Congress to take action.
Unfortunately, this is the only picture I have of Harold Hughes and Marty Mann together. It was taken about 1970 in a restaurant they visited in Holland during an international alcoholism conference.
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