From the January 1976 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Booze and Family Problems

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.

A gross injustice has been done to the wives of alcoholics. This is the opinion of Dr. Edith Gomberg, professor of social work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

"It is the female as evildoer: 'Men are alcoholics because their wives have a stake in keeping them alcoholics.'

"There's no blooming evidence to support this. If [the wife] seems to be uptight and neurotic, it's...

-- Anne MacLennan