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Teen-age Alcoholism

Speaking on treatment of alcoholics to a meeting of nurses in New York City early in December, 1966, William J. Plunkert, director of alcoholism programs for the Community Council of Greater New York, said that of 300,000 known alcoholics in the city "about 1 per cent are persons between 15 and 19 years old."

The N. Y. Times reported that Plunkert contends the number of teen-age alcoholics is on the rise in the metropolitan area despite the efforts by physicians and social workers to halt the trend.