ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 15, 1972
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(Studio) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approves use of methadone as treatment for heroin addiction.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(New Haven, Connecticut) Veritas House is drug treatment center. Key to program is drug called narceine, trade name Narcan. Unlike methadone, narceine produces no high and is not addictive. Group therapy and use of narceine continues about 4 mos. on average. Counseling continues about year 80% success in curing heroin addiction. Former addict Carl Calabris runs program. [Director Connecticut Drug Dependence Unit Dr. Herbert KLEBER - says drug useful.] Drug seems most useful with youth.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer
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