From the April 1981 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Junior Division

Many of these items are contrary to AA philosophy. Their publication here does not mean that the Grapevine endorses or approves them; they are offered solely for your information.

Social workers, teachers, and parents are reluctant to call children under age 16 alcoholics, even when all the evidence supports it, says a London, Ontario, psychiatrist.

"People don't hesitate to call a 30-year-old man a lush, and tell him to get to a hospital for treatment. But you never hear a child called that--it's almost as if it's bad manners to say a child is alcoholic,"...

-- The Journal