Behavior: The Junior Junkie

On Coney Island's Mermaid Avenue, New York City police break up a thriving sidewalk traffic in heroin. The pushers: three boys, aged 15, 13 and 11, whose sales averaged $900 a week. The daughter of a Manhattan psychiatrist, located at the far end of a drug spree, boasts to newsmen: "I take hash, pot, LSD, heroin, speed—anything I can get." She is twelve. In Hollywood, a boy of eleven who has been pushing "ups" (amphetamine and methedrine pills) and "downs" (barbiturates, tranquilizers) since he was nine, is found out by his parents and...

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