From the May 1978 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Not So Suggestible

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.

The Rand Corporation quietly reported [in 1976] that it was possible for recovered alcoholics to resume moderate drinking without relapse. Almost instantly, Rand found itself in heated conflict with adherents of the long-held belief--subscribed to almost spiritually by Alcoholics Anonymous devotees--that total abstinence is the only way to avoid alcoholism again [sic]. And many of Rand's critics fearfully predicted that the report would spur recovered alcoholics to drinking and ultimate self-destruction.

-- Science News

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