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The Soviets have issued a cry for help in their battle against alcoholism. A group of high-ranking crime fighters led by Soviet prison chief Boris Voronov just visited the United States to get tips on dealing with alcoholic criminals, who account for 70 percent of violent crime in the U.S.S.R. "They're beginning to realize that sentencing alcoholics to labor camps isn't always the best approach," says Quincy, Mass., Judge Albert Kramer, who organized the trip. The Russians asked for help in setting up AA programs and toured three rehab clinics they plan to use as models for Soviet treatment centers.

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