From the March 1975 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

One Doctor's Approach

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.

I oppose the concept of alcoholism as an illness. An illness must have a physical and biological basis, perhaps hereditary linkage involving genetic defect, enzymatic faults, or specific pathophysiologic or chemical abnormalities.

-- Paul E. Kaunitz, MD

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