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Wasted: A True Story'
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The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Washington, D.C.
Date: Jan 17, 1987
Start Page: a.22

WHEN EXPERTS TALK about "kids and drugs" these days, they don't start with teen-agers-and neither should any parent. Today, practically every child between the ages of 12 and 14 will have to decide whether or not to use drugs; and then a few of them will have said yes years before. That's not a pretty prospect, but neither should it be ignored. In Greater Washington it won't be: a special area-wide campaign begins on television tonight with a message for all older elementary, junior and senior high school students as well as teachers, parents, counselors, law enforcement authorities and anybody else who cares. The program-"Wasted: A True Story," to be aired at 7:30 p.m. on WJLA-TV (Channel 7)-is about the actual experiences of a boy who began using drugs at age 8.

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