From the March 1988 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Alcohol and Violence

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.

HAMILTON--Alcohol and violence are linked so often that there's a general belief they are cause and effect.

Robert Murray, a counselor with the Waterloo regional alcohol and drug assessment service of Ontario's Addiction Research Foundation, adamantly denies this.

"Alcoholism doesn't cause violence. There is no evidence whatsoever that it does. Some assume that because there's an 80%...

-- Betty Lou Lee