From the June 1981 magazine.

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Teen Trend Continues

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LARGO, MARYLAND--More than 12% of the nation's teenagers are considered "high-risk" drinkers, state experts said.

"It's an epidemic," Lud Lankford, head of Maryland's state Addiction Services Office, said of problem drinking by children as young as eight.

John Hagen, a high school principal from Bowie, Maryland, referred to a pervasive "six-pack syndrome" and blamed it for...

-- AP