From the April 1979 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Warning to Dry Alcoholics

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.

Diazepam (Valium), a benzodiazepine with properties similar to diazepoxide (Librium), is the most widely prescribed drug in the United States. Approximately 50,000,000 prescriptions for Valium are written each year.

Diazepam is a sedative-hypnotic that interacts with other sedative-hypnotics, including alcohol, and in combination can produce a severe and life-threatening overdose....

-- David E. Smith, medical director, H

San Francisco, California