From the May 1979 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Occupational Problems

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.

[Statement by an arbitrator, in the U.S.:]

"The employer is confusing drinking and drunkenness with alcoholism. Drunkenness is an immediate state that may pass when a person becomes sober; alcoholism is caused by habitual drinking. While alcoholism may be a cause of drunkenness, so may many other things.

"Granting sick-leave benefits for the treatment of alcoholism does not...

-- Labor-Management Alcoholism Journal