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Special Assignment (Children and Alcohol) #71276

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 23, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(DC) Society's efforts to cope with alcoholism among children examined. [TEACHER - discusses issue with class.] Statistics related to subject outlined. [Drug counselor Karin JACKSON - comments on age of youthful drunks.] [BRUCE, SUE - note ages they began drinking.] Bruce Dostie's program for young alcoholics discussed. [DARRYL - mentions behavioral contract participants sign.] [NIPPA program spokesperson DOSTIE - cites program s goal.] Duluth, Minnesota, program, 2001, examined. [BRIAN, PARTICIPANTS - comment on selves, 2001 program.] Uncertainty of programs such as these due to funding questions discussed; anticipated impact of federal budget cuts on treatment for alcoholism outlined on screen. [University of Michigan researcher Richard DOUGLAS - claims administration is hypocritical.] Reagan admin.'s argument for health treatment funds recalled.
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Miller, Ron;
Robinson, Max

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