From the October 1976 magazine. First printed in September 1973.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Homelike Atmosphere - From the September 1973 Grapevine

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.

This being a Classic Grapevine, we have gleaned some classic items from past pages of our "About Alcoholism" section. The next time a report on controlled drinking or a promise of an easier, softer way hits the fan, remember some of these.

In Alameda County, Calif., the Health Care Services Agency plans to use a tavern--"minus its usual alcoholic beverages"--as a unique reception...