April 10, 1945
The Day in Indiana
From: THE MUNCIE STAR
By: Maurice Early
Drunk Cure Home
               INDIANA'S   NEWEST  venture  in  drunk  cure  activity
appears  to  be  headed  for  success.   The  newly  instituted  Indiana  
Home,  owned  and  operated  by  two  members  of  the  Alcoholics  
Anonymous  group,  had  six  customers  during  its  first  week  of  
operation.   The  North  Alabama  street  institution  has  an eighteen  
bed  capacity.

              WHILE  THIS  institution  is  a  private  venture  to  give  
drunks  a  six  day  treatment  to  sober  them  up,  it  is  serving  
another  purpose.   It  is  to  be  a  "focal  point"  for  the  members  of  
the  alcoholic  anonymous  group,  which  has  grown  to  more  than  150
 in  less  than  five  years.   AA  members,  all  former  drunks,  will  
visit  the  patients  while  they  are  being  relieved  of  the  jitters  in  
the  hope  of  interesting  them  in  the  philosophy  of  Alcoholics  
Anonymous.

              INDIANA   HOME  is  not  patterned  after  a  similar  
institution  at  Columbus,  O.,  and  seven  homes  in  Cleveland.   This  
specialized  nursing  home  has  an  advantage  over  a  regular  hospital  
 It  can  be  visited  at  all  times  by  AA  members.   This  would  not  
be  possible  in  a  general  hospital.