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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-08-10

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Couple Dedicates Tract in Israel Former Drug Addict.4 Counsel
Youth at N.J. Jewish Center

center officials to convert a
large storage area, near the
A Jewish Center in New loung room, into an annex
Jersey which tested the idea to the lounge where they
of having former drug ad- could continue their rap
diets serve as counselors to sessions. Then a former drug
Jewish teen-age members addict, majoring in psychol-
with drug problems has since ogy and a graduate of a
added a former addict to its therapeutic community, was
staff as a permanent mem- hired to staff the lounge and
ber to continue that program. to conduct regular rap ses
The experiment and its im- sions.
pact on the teenagers, the
center board and on the local Nathan Coleman
Jewish community were de-
scribed by David Dubin, ex- Directs Health Club
ecutive director of the Jew-
at Jewish Center
ish Community Center of
Jewish Center President
Atlantic County in Margate.
He outlined the development Richard L. Kux announces
in Jewish Community Center the appointment of Nathan
Program Aids, a quarterly Coleman as director of the
publication of the National Men's Health Club.
Coleman, former athletic
Jewish Welfare Board.
director of Sidney Hill Town
The experiment with use
of former addicts developed
from Dubin's becoming ac-
quainted with the work of
the Narcotics Addiction Re-
habilitation Center Organiza-
tion (NARCO), a non-profit
agency which had been
started in Atlantic City by
four ex-addicts who felt that
former addicts were best
equipped to help active ones.
NARCO receives allocations
from the Federation of Jew-
ish Agencies and the United
Fund.
The executive director said
there were two reasons for
consideration of a NARCO
NATHAN COLEMAN
ex-addict staff member as
an out - reach in - building and Country Club, has served
worker at the center with as consultant to groups
drug-troubled teen-agers. He establishing health or exer-
said that the teen-agers cise clubs. He worked for 27
needed "a more dramatic years as parttime Center
form of stimulation to pene- exercise director.
Author of several books on
trate the shield of apathy
and flippancy that helped therapeutics and exercise,
them deny their own prob- some of which are used in
lems and reeking help for existing Center programs,
those problems," and that C o le m a n has innovated
"a more individualized ap- health and exercise program-
proach was necessary to ing for adults and has de-
break through the center's veloped acrobatic and gym-
tradition of serving teen- nastic programs for young-
agers through group organ- sters.
ization and structure."
One area of health care in
Dubin described the teem which Coleman specializes is
agers' drug problems as ex- the development and plan-
cluding heroin but involving ning of reconditioning pro-
repeated use of marijuana, grams for post-heart attack
amphetamines and LSD.
and post-injury victims. He
After discussion, a set of has lectured on the topic be-
controls at the Center was fore physicians and medical
agreed on. The project would assemblies.
be limited to a four-month
experiment, exclusively un- Foreign Ministers
der center auspices. The ex-
addict would be recommend- to Meet in Rehovot
ed by NARCO but screened
REHOVOT — Practically
by the center staff which every country in Latin Amer-
would have exclusive control ica, as well as some 30 Afri-
of selection.
can and Asian nations, will
It was also agreed that be represented by ministers
publicity would be limited to or other top officials at the
a discreet announcement in seventh Rehovot Conference,
the center b-ulletin and trans- beginning Sept. 5.
Also participating in this
mittal to teen-agers through
year's conference, devoted to
the staff teen-age worker.
Initially, a young man was the problem of economic
hired and later a girl, both growth in developing coun-
tries, will be dozens of dis-
former addicts who had been
tinguished scientists and
"clean" for an extended scholars, including Prof. Si-
period of time. They found mon Kuznets, Harvard Nobel
that teen-agers in trouble Laureate in Economics, and
with drugs "were far more Prof. Richard Hoggart, assis-
prone to discuss drugs on a tant director-general for so-
personal level at an earlier cial services, humanities and
stage in a relationship with culture, UNESCO.
a former addict than they
were with a non-addict."
The INTERNATIONAL
Rap sessions with groups of MEDITATION SOCIETY will
teen-agers became a com- present a free, public lecture
mon practice in the teen-age on the technique of trans-
program, particularily in the cendental meditation as
center's drop-in lounge.
taught by Maharishi Mahesh
Dubin listed two develop- Yogi 7:30 p.m. Wedneesday
ments to indicate that the at the Southfield Parks and
experiment had been effec- Recreation Bldg., room 222.
tive. After a year of opera- All are welcome. For in-
tion of the drop-in lounge, formation, call Robert C.
the teen-age users asked Lesh, 642-4444.

By BEN GALLOB

(Copyright, 1973, :ITN, Inc.)

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Julius and Celia Hackman of Southfield, have just re-
turned from Israel where they dedicated a nahala, or tract
of land, near the city of Kiryat Shemona in the Galilee.
The nahala site is near the forest and recreation area
established by the Women of Jewish National Fund of
Greater Detroit as a tribute to the memory of the children
killed in the terrorist bombing of a school bus in May 1970.
Mrs. Hackman is recording secretary of the Women of
Jewish National Fund.

Routers Wires to Streamline
LA International Service

NEW YORK (JTA)—The
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
has instituted an innovation
in its international wire ser-
vice by using the transmis-
sion facilities of Reuters to
send news overseas and to

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El Al Jet Malfunction Forces Return to Lod

TEL AVIV (JTA)—An El
Al Boeing jet which left
Tuesday for Rome, returned
to Lod Airport from midway
after one of its engines de-
veloped signs of malfunc-
tioning.
The emergency equipment
at Lod was alerted but the
plane made a perfect land-
ing. The passengers were
transferred to another plane
while the Boeing was taken
to a hangar for inspection.

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the last month of El Al
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