From the November 1974 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Going Up!

The proportion of adults who drink alcoholic beverages is at its highest point in 35 years, the Gallup Poll reports.

The organization reports that 68% of those surveyed said that they sometimes used alcoholic beverages, with the proportion increasing with level of income. Of persons earning $20,000 and over, 88% drink such beverages, the poll found.

The survey shows that nearly one-fourth of the drinkers, or one-fifth of the total sample, said they sometimes drank to excess and 12% said liquor had been a cause of trouble in the family.

The Gallup...

-- New York Times