Christopher D. Smithers Foundation

The Christopher D. Smithers Foundation in Mill Neck, N.Y., was founded in 1952 to focus on alcoholism education and prevention, based on the conviction that alcoholism is a treatable disease that requires abstinence and that controlled drinking, whether called “moderation management” or “harm reduction,” is not possible with alcoholism. The foundation has worked to reduce the stigma attached to alcoholism and donated $10 million in 1971 to establish the first alcoholism facility that was an integral part of a leading hospital, thus becoming a model for similar units worldwide.

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