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Young Drinkers

Dr. Luther A. Cloud, internist-psychiatrist, former president of the National Council on Alcoholism, says, "You hear a lot about the drug problem among youth. Alcohol is still the most used and abused drug of all, with 200-300 alcoholics for every drug addict. When I was speaking in Washington, D.C., a high-school principal told me they had to hire two men after every school dance just to sweep out the beer cans and whiskey bottles.

"There's a constancy with alcohol. We had it before the problem with marijuana and heroin. We'll have it after they're forgotten issues."