From the September 1979 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

What Does 'Cure' Mean?

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 word "cure" is one that doctors seldom use. Although as students they may have great hopes of learning to apply medicine's newest advances to cure diseases, they later find in their practices that they can actually eradicate just a tiny fraction of the thousands of human ailments.

-- Lawrence K. Altman, MD

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