International Commission for the Prevention of Alcoholism

An organization established in 1950 to help unite the efforts of leading citizens of various nations interested in solving the problems arising from beverage alcohol. In harmony with the trend of modern medicine, the emphasis of the commission is toward prevention rather than cure. Though the organization, whose program is exclusively of an educational nature, is recognized as nonsectarian and nonpolitical, Seventh-day Adventists took a leading part in launching the organization. The commission consists of approximately 250 members chosen from every country on the basis of its respective population. Thomas R. Neslund now serves as ICPA executive director; Lincoln Steed is associate director. The immediate objective of the commission is the setting up of affiliated National Committees in al...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.