From the August 1978 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

'Third Party' Involvement

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.

In El Cajon, Calif., under a $35,000 grant from the Special Projects Unit of the California State Health Department, 14 bartenders and 61 beauticians have been taught to listen empathetically, respond appropriately, and make well-informed referrals for clients with emotional problems.

The results after less than a year are already astounding. This group of unlikely shrinks has...

-- Family Health