From the May 1977 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Of Men and Mice

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.

Now, it appears alcoholism causes a permanent kind of insomnia and, in turn, insomnia causes alcoholism. A report drew the connection:

"Symptoms of insomnia have been reported in follow-up studies of patients one to two years after successful withdrawal from alcohol. It has been theorized that alcoholism may permanently disturb the sleep mechanism."

On the other hand: "One...

-- Jean McCann