From the July 1977 magazine.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.--About 70% of American high school students have tried alcoholic beverages, and the number who have got intoxicated doubled in the last 20 years.

Dr. Ernest Noble, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, said this meant that about 17,000,000 teenagers attending school had taken a drink, with boys exceeding girls by about 7%.

About 5,000,000...

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