From the July 1978 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Cunning, Baffling

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 executive who drinks at lunch, then adds a Scotch or two before dinner, and enjoys a round of drinks at a weekend party may be a candidate for an elusive ailment that Dr. Simmy Bank calls "the three-martini syndrome."

The condition affects the pancreas, provoking abdominal pain that may readily be confused with symptoms of other diseases. The syndrome is not widespread. It can...

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