From the February 1981 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment


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.

Your article portraying Alexander the Great as an alcoholic was subtitled "Historian Describes a 'Textbook Case.' " Should we teach that to our children? One has to become an alcoholic in order to become great?

If [Dr. John Maxwell O'Brien] had ever visited Greece, he would verify the fact that there are no alcoholics. I would challenge him to visit New York hospitals' emergency...

-- Peter Basil Gram, MD