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Special Report (Teenage Alcoholism) #484388

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 18, 1975
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(Studio) "Dun's Review" reports teenage alcoholism especially disturbing among bus. execs.' children.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Rockland Cnty., New York) Policeman checks out teenage driver for drunkenness. 1/2 million teen alcoholics in American A lot switched from drugs to alcohol. Survey shows most 7th graders have tried alcohol. [Lori PENNER, 17 - says started drinking at 12. Got recognition that way. Couldn't stop drinking alone.]
REPORTER: Betty Rollin

(Los Angeles, California) Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting shown. Youths form this chapter. [FEMALE - says began drinking at 15.] [MALE - says began at 13.] [2nd FEMALE - says began at 15. Felt comfortable with it.] Drinking problems usually go unnoticed. [2nd FEMALE - says wine stronger than me.] [2nd MALE - says afraid he won't get back if he tries it again.] [3rd MALE - says wanted to kill himself before stopped drinking.]
REPORTER: Betty Rollin

(Studio) Advice for parents is to communicate with teenage alcoholic.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Rollin, Betty
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