From the May 1974 magazine.

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The Drug of Choice

America seems sleepily nonchalant about its most dangerous drug. Many don't even know that alcohol is a drug. A survey by the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse showed that only 39% of the adult population and 34% of the youth population properly put alcohol in a drug classification.

Dr. Morris E. Chafetz, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, [said]: "While we agonize over the possibility that our children might join the ranks of the nation's quarter of a million hard-drug addicts, we pay scant attention to the possibility...

-- Editorial

Washington, District of Columbia