From the November 1966 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

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Many of these items are contrary to AA philosophy. Their publication here does not mean that the Grapevine endorses or approves them; they are offered solely for your information.

It is recognized as fact by the American Medical Assn. and the American Psychiatric Assn. that 42 per cent of people in the U.S. with emotional problems turn first to their clergy for help. Only about half that number seek medical aid as a first resort.

While this figure involves all kinds of emotional disturbance, it certainly includes alcoholism. . . .

-- The Boston Globe