From the August 1976 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

'A Social Necessity'?

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 information.

Dr. Marvin A. Block, in Journal of the American Medical Association, angrily denounces "the attempt being made by apparently qualified scientists to develop a technique whereby the proved alcoholic can be taught to drink without slipping into further dependence."

Dr. Block would not name the scientists, but he said they were "newcomers to the field who feel that those who don't...

-- Ross Runfola

Buffalo, New York