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 your information.

A misleading concept is the continuing exhortation for "responsible drinking," which assumes that anyone can drink responsibly. For the late-stage alcoholic, who is already addicted to alcohol, the only "responsible" decision is one for total abstinence. No one has yet suggested "responsible use of heroin."

-- Jasper G. ChenSee, MD

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