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Drug Abuse / Prescription Drugs #172014

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 16, 1997
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) ABC News' month-long series "Straight Talk on Drugs" introduced.

(Los Angeles: Willow Bay) The "hidden epidemic" of addiction to prescription drugs examined; statistics cited. [Caroline KEARNEY HERSHFELD - recalls her Xanax addiction.] [Los Angeles drug treatment counselor Jean OBERT - talks about the process of addiction.] Some methods of treatment and legislation to combat the problem outlined. [At a 12-step program for sedative addicts, two PEOPLE - comment.] [Drug victim's sister Sandra BAUER - calls for computerized tracking of prescription drugs.]

Bay, Willow;
Simpson, Carole

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