Magazine And Newspaper Articles

I’m A Nurse In An Alcoholic Ward – Saturday Evening Post, October 18, 1952

I’m a Nurse in an Alcoholic Ward by Anonymous The author–a onetime alcoholic–has nursed 5000 drunks through the fading hours of their most spectacular sprees....

The Shame Of Skid Row – Saturday Evening Post, December 20, 1952

The Shame Of Skid Row by JEROME ELLISON Danny, citizen of Detroit, U.S.A., has cost his city $18,500 since 1928, as a living discard. There...

The 24-Hour Club For Alcoholics – Your Life, January 1953

The 24-Hour Club for Alcoholics Today, club life for ex-drunks-to supply their needs for companionship and fun-is A.A.’s second miracle by FOWLER HILL Two years...

The Facts About Alcoholism – U.S. News & World Report, October 2, 1953

The Facts About Alcoholism exclusive interview with Dr. Selden D. Bacon, Foremost Authority on Alcoholism How extensive? What cures? What teachings to youth? How shall...

Convicts Take The Cure – American Mercury, October 1953

CONVICTS Take the Cure by George Dolan It isn’t easy for a guy to go on a bender while he’s in prison. Inmates figure all...

“We Couldn’t Work If We Were Known” – Carnival, February 1954

‘WE COULDN’T WORK IF WE WERE KNOWN’ In 1953, More and More ‘People With Problems’ Banded Together Under The Title: The Anonymous He stood on...

A Letter To A Woman Alcoholic – Good Housekeeping, March 1954

A Letter To A Woman Alcoholic by Margaret Lee Runbeck Wherever you are, at whatever stage in the long descent, this is for you. It...

Suggested As Model : Alcoholics Anonymous – Science NewsLetter: June 19, 1954

Suggested As Model: Alcoholics Anonymous ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS could serve as a pattern to make group therapy in prisons more effective, Dr. Donald Cressy, University of...

These Drug Addicts Cure One Another – Saturday Evening Post, August 7, 1954

These Drug Addicts Cure One Another by Jerome Ellison A new approach to a tragic social problem – drug addiction – has been found by...

Alcoholics Anonymous : No Booze But Plenty Of Babes – Confidential, September 1954

Alcoholics Anonymous No Booze But Plenty Of Babes Some AA’s go to meetings to hear how to stay dry. The others-well, many have discovered their...

Hit Bottom Then Bounce – American Mercury, October 1954

HIT BOTTOM THEN BOUNCE by Harold Hadley The bookstalls currently offer two books, each by a celebrity who made a the difficult, trying escape from...

Alcoholics Not – So Anonymous – Rave, March 1955

ALCOHOLICS NOT-SO-ANONYMOUS Facts and figures you never heard about drunk-as-a-skunk Hollywood lushes… There are various things a guy can do after he’s knocked off a...

Why Not Delinquents Anonymous? – American Mercury, March 1955

Why Not Delinquents Anonymous? by Ruth Latimer Headlines reveal today’s tragic destruction of tomorrow’s citizens. Society must rescue these young people now from perils described...

Help For The Alcoholic’s Family – Saturday Evening Post, July 2, 1955

Help For The Alcoholic’s Family by Jerome Ellison The exclusive story, with case histories, of a new group that is bringing hope to alcohol’s most...

Saved From Skid Row – Time, July 18, 1955

Saved From Skid Row Medicine Column The reformed drunkards numbered only 100 or so after four years of often-discouraging efforts when, in 1939, they decided...

The “Big Book” : Bible For Alcoholics – Saturday Review, August 27, 1955

“The Big Book”: Bible For Alcoholics by JOHN HAVERSTOCK There was a time when the organization known as Alcoholics Anonymous, which has become one of...

Are You Driving Your Alcoholic To Drink? – Pageant, December 1955

ARE YOU DRIVING YOUR ALCOHOLIC TO DRINK? by SHIRLEY KESSLER Unless you know what you’re doing, your efforts to cure can kill You live with...

The Uphill Fight Against Alcoholism – Reader’s Digest, April 1956

THE UPHILL FIGHT AGAINST ALCOHOLISM by Quentin Reynolds What is to be done for the thousands of Americans under sentence of death from this scourge?...

A.A.’s Auxiliary – Time, December 17, 1956

A.A.’s Auxiliary Medicine Column For 25 years Ann Smith’s husband Ed gradually increased his liquor intake until he was drinking up to two fifths a...

If You Joined Alcoholics Anonymous – Saga, September 1957

IF YOU JOINED ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Pink elephants are trumpeting in your ear and your body is screaming for a shot. Here’s what it takes to...

When You Call A.A. – Good Housekeeping, September 1957

When You Call AA Almost every city has a listing in its telephone directory for Alcoholics Anonymous, a voluntary, non-profit association in which alcoholics try...

They’re Rehabilitating The Alcoholic Worker – Reader’s Digest, August 1958

Companies used to fire the employee whose drinking got out of hand. Now many have found ways to save the worker his livelihood and themselves...

Passionately Anonymous – Time, July 11, 1960

Passionately Anonymous The 15,000 men and women who thronged California’s Long Beach Memorial Stadium last week differed from most conventioneers in one major respect, there...

Alcoholism…The problem Brought Up To Date – Consumer Reports, November 1960

Alcoholism …the problem brought up to date One of the most difficult problems that any family may be called upon to face is alcoholism. The...

Hope In A Bitter Teen-Age Tragedy – Life, February 10, 1961

New Alateen Groups Help Children Face Up to Life With Alcoholic Parents Hope In A Bitter Teen-Age Tragedy by Herbert Brean, LIFE Staff Writer It...

Alcoholism . . . An Agonized Plea For Love – Cosmopolitan, July 1961

ALCOHOLISM An Agonized Plea For Love Five million Americans-many of them once sober-responsible citizens-are today confirmed alcoholics. Why have they sacrificed happiness for the tragic...

The Housewife’s Secret Sickness – Saturday Evening Post, January 27, 1962

Probably more than 1,000,000 American women are Victims of alcoholism. Here are the shocking facts. THE HOUSEWIFE’S SECRET SICKNESS by DON MURRAY In every American...

Making Marriage Work : The Alcoholic Parent – Ladies’ Home Journal, October 1962

Making Marriage Work The Alcoholic Parent by Dorothy Cameron Disney Making marriage work is never easy when alcoholism is involved. And when there are children...

What The Alcoholic Owes To Marty Mann – Reader’s Digest, January 1963

What The Alcoholic Owes To Marty Mann Out of her suffering has been born a network of hope and help for thousands. by Floyd Miller...

Alcoholics Anonymous : Cult Or Cure? – Harper’s Magazine, February 1963

Alcoholics Anonymous: Cult Or Cure? by Arthur H. Cain A useful idea has turned into a religious movement—and a hindrance to research, psychiatry, and to...

The Law Of Unselfishness – Reader’s Digest, February 1964

The Law Of Unselfishness (Condensed from Christian Herald) by Fulton Oursler I have a friend who is a famous New York neurologist, and many dipsomaniacs...

Alcoholics Anonymous – Dangers Of Success – The Nation, March 2, 1964

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – DANGERS OF SUCCESS by Jerome Ellison Back in 1940, the late John D. Rockefeller, Jr., made headlines (John D. Dines Tosspots) by...

Alcoholics Can Be Cured – Despite A.A. – Saturday Evening Post, September 19, 1964

Alcoholics Can Be Cured—Despite A.A. by Dr. Arthur H. Cain It is time we made a thorough investigation of Alcoholics Anonymous in the interest of...

The Thirteenth Step – Real, September 1965

THE THIRTEENTH STEP by Jules Griffon Psychiatric researchers now say a drunk can drink again – without going back to the gutter Can the “cured”...

An Alcoholic’s Letter To His Son – Reader’s Digest, November 1966

The important part, This father writes, is how It all begins An Alcoholic’s Letter To His Son (Condensed from Denver Post) Anonymous Dear R….: When...

When A Parent Drinks Too Much – Parent’s Magazine, July 1967

When A Parent Drinks Too Much by Jeannine Locke Children of alcoholics can find help for their special problems in an organization called Alateen. The...

The Beginning Of Wisdom About Alcoholism – Fortune, May 1968

THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM ABOUT ALCOHOLISM It’s a disease as well as a personal and social catastrophe. That discovery makes the big difference in treatment....

I Was An Alcoholic Housewife – Reader’s Digest, September 1968

It started quite casually. Then, almost before I knew it, my life had become a nightmare. I Was An Alcoholic Housewife It still isn’t clear...

Anonymous Ally – Time, February 8, 1971

Behavior: Anonymous Ally The more money he made in the 1920s bull market, the more Wall Street Analyst William Griffith Wilson hit the bottle. “Men...

My Parents Drink Too Much – Seventeen, April 1971

Young Living: My Parents Drink Too Much by Abigail Wood Q: I’m seventeen, from a good home and I love my parents, but they drink–to excess....

The Neglected Tragedy Of Alcoholism – Plain Truth, October 1971

The Neglected Tragedy of Alcoholism ALCOHOLISM Alcoholism is worldwide problem of enormous dimensions. It wrecks families, ruins health – and kills. There are definite Reasons...

A Farewell To Alcohol – Atlantic Monthly, January 1972

A Farewell to Alcohol by William McIlwain Of every three men who try to stop drinking at Butner, two fail. Butner, North Carolina I was...

I Was A Teen Alcoholic – Seventeen, March 1974

I WAS A TEEN ALCOHOLIC The Number one drug turn-on among teens today is alcohol. Half of the heavy users among teens are likely to...

Alcoholism : New Victims, New Treatments – Time, April 22, 1974

ALCOHOLISM: New Victims, New Treatments From the day man first sipped the liquid collecting around honey or fruit left too long in a warm place,...

An Oasis Called Al-Anon – Reader’s Digest, September 1976

Life with an alcoholic seemed unbearable to this husband, Until he found An Oasis Called Al-Anon Condensed from FAMILY HEALTH ROBERT ELLIOTT (a pseudonym) As...

Alcoholics Are Just Like You And Me – Saturday Night, June 1978

ALCOHOLICS ARE JUST LIKE YOU AND ME EXCEPT THAT THEY’VE DISCOVERED ALCOHOL by Philip Marchand   There is no health in us, according to the...

Programs That Will Help You Stay On The Wagon – Business Week, October 26, 1981

Programs That Will Help You Stay On The Wagon In the current hit film, Neil Simon’s Only When I Laugh, actress Marsha Mason portrays an...

Getting Straight – Newsweek, June 4, 1984

H E A L T H More and more Americans are struggling to break the grip of drugs and alcohol and they’re turning to a...

Alcoholism Treatment – Society, July/August 1984

Alcoholism Treatment The Human Relations Area Files has announced the conclusions reached through a twelve-month review of 134 studies bearing on the effectiveness of Alcoholics...

Fifty Years, A Day At A Time – Time, May 20, 1985

Fifty Years, A Day At A Time To the thousands of people whose lives the organization has saved, the 50th anniversary of Alcoholics Anonymous, which...