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The Department of Health and Human Services plans to launch a program this fall to address the problem of alcoholism among teen-agers.

Richard S. Schweiker, secretary of health and human services, announced the department's upcoming involvement in a speech given at the Alcohol and Drug Problems Association of North America's annual meeting, held here recently.

The secretary gave no details on the alcoholism initiative, but noted that more than 75 percent of U.S. teen-agers drink by the time they are 16, with 25 percent drinking every week.

A spokesman for hhs said details about the inititative should be available sometime this fall.

The National Center for Education Statistics has announced the release of its eighth annual edition of The Condition of Education.

Mandated by Congress, the statistical report profiles trends and developments in students and schooling at all levels of American education.

This year's report focuses on the impact of enrollment changes at the elementary- and secondary-school levels.

Copies are available for $8.50 from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, (301) 436-7900.

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