From the February 1977 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Teenage Trends

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Ten percent of all senior high school students, both nationally and in the Buffalo area, have entered the early stages of alcoholism, a conference on teenage problems was told.

This portrait of the teenage heavy drinker was presented by Michael Merrick, director of counseling services for the Buffalo Area Council on Alcoholism:

He begins drinking by seventh or eighth grade....

-- Evening News

Buffalo, New York