From the March 1975 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Mislabeled, Misused

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.

One of our gravest and commonest problems [is] the severe and growing misuse of addictive drugs as a "treatment" for alcoholism--namely, barbiturates, amphetamines, and various substances that have been tragically mislabeled "minor" tranquilizers or "soft" drugs.

The grudging admission that a drug "may" or "can" cause addiction will serve as a legal protection for a package insert,...

-- Donald B. Douglas, MD