From the December 1976 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Eye on Private Facilities

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.

Dr. William D. Lerner, director of the Alcoholism Department at Meyer Hospital [Buffalo, N.Y.] warned, "The field of alcoholism is in a state similar to nursing-home care in the 1960's. The demand for services is high, and the regulations and ability to check on the operations are extremely low.

-- Tony Cardinale

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