From the November 1973 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Soak Everybody

"Fewer people would become alcoholics if the prices of beer, wine, and liquor were substantially increased, according to an Addiction Research Foundation study," reported The Journal, a monthly published by the foundation (based in Toronto, Ont.).

In the next issue, Dr. Wayne Howell of Ottawa solemnly offered another proposal, from "my friend Alvin" (said the physician-writer):

" 'If we are going to raise the price of alcohol for everyone to protect the 3% of the population who abuse it, surely we are morally obligated to raise the price of food as...