From the July 1980 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

One Iron Curtain Raised

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.

Like many alcoholics, Communist Central Europe pretended for many years that it had no drinking problems--despite statistical evidence showing a disastrously high alcohol consumption. Now the region is trying to sober up.

Yugoslavia has placed a total ban on all forms of advertising intended to promote the sale of alcoholic drinks. Its public-health authorities follow the example of...

-- Thomas Land