From the June 1977 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Soviet 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.

One basic concept lies behind all preventive measures and treatment methods used in the Soviet Union: Alcoholism is a disease, but the individual is responsible for the drinking excesses he committed before he became a compulsive drinker.

A tremendous effort is made to disseminate information, and every conceivable medium is brought into play. In accordance with the concept that the...

-- From a report by the director of th

Lausanne, Switzerland