From the July 1975 magazine.

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Inexcusable In 1975

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.

Every police officer and jailer in America should be trained in basic safety measures for alcoholics who are put in cells, says David Pittman, Ph.D., of Washington University, St. Louis.

Most victims are sent to jail cells "to languish, sometimes without medical attention, for the simple offense of being publicly drunk, and without jailers, in some areas, taking the most elementary...

-- The Journal (Addiction Research Foundation)