From the February 1977 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Teenage Trends

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From an interview with Dr. William Rader, medical director of Alcoholism Recovery Services, San Pedro and Peninsula Hospital, California:

Is there any difference, between the teenage and adult alcoholic?

The teenage alcoholic will have a much more severe progression of his disease than the mature alcoholic. What happens to the adult in ten years happens to the...

-- Sue Ellen Jares