Getting Sober: Irish American Leaders in the Alcohol Recovery Movement


Chris Finan discusses the achievement of Irish leaders in the recovery movement, including Jerry McAuley, founder of the Water Street Mission, Frank Murphy, leader of the Blue Ribbon campaign, and Sister Ignatia, who worked with Dr. Bob Smith, a co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, to develop a program of medical treatment for alcoholism.  The program was held on October 21, 2017, at Glucksman Ireland House in New York City.  It was co-sponsored by the New York Irish History Roundtable.