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Interview at Alcoholic Detoxification Center in Washington, D.C

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1970
Circa 1970s
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff based on transcription on physical asset and contents of recording.
Summary:
Mike Wells - Program Specialist at Detoxification Center for Alcoholics in the Washington, D.C. - talks about the origin, history, purpose, and work of the detoxification center. He explains what an alcoholic is, the extent of alcoholism, and the detoxification center as an alternative to jail. Wells talks about alcohol withdrawal and the center's treatment program which also educates patients of the services (welfare, food stamps, housing, additional rehabilitation) available outside the scope of the center's services. Tour of the detoxification center.
Interview. Undated.
Cite as:
Interview at Alcoholic Detoxification Center in Washington, D.C., Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Alcoholism
Detoxification (Substance abuse treatment)
Community organization
Local number:
ACMA AV003084
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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