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The Rev. Joseph C. Martin dies at 84; expert on alcoholism and drug addiction
The Rev. Joseph C. Martin dies at 84; expert on alcoholism and drug addiction

The Rev. Joseph C. Martin, an expert on alcoholism and drug addiction whose lectures and films have been leading tools in recovery programs for more than 40 years, has died. He was 84. Martin, himself a recovering alcoholic, died Monday of heart failure at his home in Havre de Grace, Md., according to an announcement from Father Martin's Ashley, an addiction treatment center located in Havre de Grace that Martin co-founded 25 years ago. He had been in failing health with heart issues for a number of years. Considered one of the country's foremost educators on alcoholism, Martin's role in that field started, he said, almost by accident. "That was in February 1972,"...

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