From the August 1976 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment


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.

FRANKFURT, WEST GERMANY--A bum who went to sleep in a garbage container was hauled to safety minutes before the trash was dumped into a furnace, police said.

The man climbed into the garbage to sleep off his evening's drinking and closed the container's cover. The container was emptied into a truck and taken to a furnace plant supplying heating steam. The man was dumped 30 feet down...

-- Reuters