From the December 1974 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

This department reports items of interest in the field of alcoholism outside AA. 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.

Alcoholism has replaced schizophrenia as the most frequent reason given when persons are hospitalized from mental disorders in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to the most recent figures, 18% of all new patients are alcoholics. Alcohol remains the most commonly used drug among mental patients. Of all people hospitalized for drug-related breakdowns, 98.8% were alcoholics.

-- The Journal Addiction Research Foundation

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