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American Agenda (Drugs: Crack Addiction) #120819

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 28, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Beth Nissen) Addictive nature of "crack" cocaine featured; details given of crack problem and its treatment. [Drug treatment specialist Dr. Mark GOLD - says there is no proven treatment for all crack addicts.] [Addict "PENNY" - comments.] [Drug treatment specialist Anna Rose CHILDRESS - says craving for crack is very strong.] Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, detoxification program detailed; scenes shown of group therapy part of treatment. [Addict "DAVID" - comments on his chances.] [Drug Recovery, Incorporated, director Dan McCULLOUGH - discusses trial and error treatment.] Experiments with anti-depressant drugs explained. [GOLD - explains drug treatment.] Childress's experimental approach also explained. [Addict "DOUG" - comments on trying to stay sober at halfway house.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Results of University of Michigan study of drug use by teenagers given.

Nissen, Beth;
Jennings, Peter

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