02/26/2014 10:38 am ET Updated Feb 26, 2014

Canadian Alcoholics Being Taught To Make Their Own Beer

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The Vancouver group that introduced crack pipe vending machines is now creating a brouhaha by teaching hardened alcoholics how to brew their own beer.

The Portland Hotel Society, which works to help addicts and the mentally ill in the Canadian city, says the aim is to steer extreme alcoholics away from guzzling more dangerous substances like rubbing alcohol.

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