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A Closer Look (Missed Signals) #192069

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 10, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse findings on doctors' failure to diagnose alcoholism cited.

(New York: John McKenzie) The misdiagnosis of alcoholism examined; details given from a doctors' survey. [Alcoholic Marie BONICORD - says her doctor never raised the subject of alcoholism; explains that treatment can work.] [Brown University Dr. David LEWIS - says people don't get help if misdiagnosed and that doctors don't believe treatment works.] [Boston University School of Medicine Dr. Jeffrey SAMET - admits medical training about alcohol problems has a long way to go.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Doctors' failure to diagnosis drug use in teenagers noted.

Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John

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