From the November 1980 magazine.

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."

Most professionals in the field of alcoholism therapy and...

-- Joan B. Thoma