About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment
The Numbers Game
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.
What is really staggering are the totally unrealistic low figures. The National Clearinghouse of Alcohol Information claims that 36% of all drinkers are current or potential alcoholics.
The National Association of Blue Shield plans states that in the largest cities, "women alcoholics appear to match men, one for one."