From the December 1976 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Physicians' Attitudes

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.

At the annual meeting of its general council, or parliament, the Canadian Medical Association got around to officially recognizing alcoholism as a disease.

Its Nonmedical Use of Drugs Committee noted that in 1974, the council passed motions "that went partway to agreeing that it was a condition requiring treatment, and that euphemisms should be discarded when making the diagnosis of...

-- Betty Lou Lee