From the February 1958 magazine.

From the Vintage Years

THE ROLE OF A PSYCHIATRIST IN AA

Reprinted from The February 1945 Grapevine

THERE IS NO NEED TO TELL the readers of this journal that the chronic alcoholic presents a difficult problem. That problem is just as difficult for the psychiatrist to understand and solve as for anyone else. You may say that it ought not to be, since he is presumably an expert in the kinds of behavior that make people unhappy and sick. He should know the way to help people make a healthy adjustment to life.

-- Florence Powdermaker, M.D.

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