From the September 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.

An alcoholic is usually an ordinary person who, after years of social drinking, develops a disease which robs him of the ability to break down or metabolize or digest alcohol in a normal manner. A major breakthrough occurred just this year, when a leading liver specialist and researcher, Dr. Charles Lieber of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, showed that alcoholics do not metabolize...

-- Nicholas A. Pace, MD

Denver, Colorado