The last decade has seen an increased involvement by health and social agencies in servicing the alcohol abusing population. While legislation on national and state levels calls for the development of programs to help people with alcohol problems, there has been a shortage of trained personnel to carry out “frontline” services to alcoholics [1]. Lay alcohol workers have existed for years, but they usually lack formal training. The shortage of competent personnel in the alcohol field has led to increased interest in educational programs aimed at training paraprofessional counselors and upgrading skills of existing workers [2].