From the February 1970 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

School Program Teaches 'About'--Not 'How to'

In Off the Cob, newsletter of the Iowa State Commission on Alcoholism, the commission's executive director, Charles Churan, writes about their program of alcohol education for young people:

During our lectures on alcoholism around the state, a question frequently asked is: Could we solve the long-range alcoholism problem if we taught our young people how to drink properly?

The answer is an emphatic "No!," for the simple reason that alcohol is an addictive chemical for one in every 15 people who drink. Confronted with this startling...

-- Charles Churan