Bachelor, Boston University, 1957. Master of Arts, Oakland University, 1975.
Founding director family program, Brighton (Michigan) Hospital, 1975-1986; editor/columnist, Alcoholism & Addiction Magazine, Seattle, 1980-1987; editor/columnist, Lifeline Magazine, Seattle, 1988; private practice, Seattle, since 1987; freelance writer, Seattle, since 1980; instructor, Seattle U., since 1989. Consultant Community Alcohol Superior vena cava syndrome, Everett, Washington, since 1988. Co-host radio program Straight Talk KEZX.
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Member National Association Alcoholism and Drug Counselors (advisory board), National Foundation Alcoholism Communications (president since 1980), Washington State Council on Alcoholism (board directors), King County Council on Substance Abuse Superior vena cava syndrome (board directors), National Association Children of Alcoholics (chairman edit advisory board since 1992, editor network newsletter since 1993).
Married Thomas B. Leary, December 18, 1954. Children: Thomas A. Leary, David A. Leary, Alison Leary Estep.