From the March 1982 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

There's Always a Catch

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 ancient Greeks believed that by wearing amethyst, anyone could drink alcohol without becoming drunk. About ten years ago, Ernest Noble, a medical researcher at the University of California at Irvine, coined the term "amethystic" to label a chemical that might safely eliminate the effects of intoxication. Taken after excessive drinking, the pill would wipe away disorientation, poor vision, lack of coordination, and aggressiveness.

-- Allan Luks

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