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Vietnam / GI Drug Use #213124

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 06, 1971
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(Studio) 45% of GIs in Vietnam have used drugs. United States Command in Saigon, South Vietnam, orders searches of living quarters and fields, creation of narcotics enforcement and conts. drug education programs.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Drugs available in Vietnam for fraction of United States prices. Reporter buys heroin just outside air base. Statistics on drug arrests given. [Former DRUG USER - claims to get drugs in Vietnam.] Pushers don't always sell real thing. [Army psychiatrist Colonel Clotilde BOWEN - says heroin much more potent in Vietnam than US. More physiologically addicted; not as psychologically addicted. So is possible to help them.] [Former DRUG USER - can't kick habit in week.] For every drug case treated, five more go undetected.
REPORTER: Jeff Williams

Collingwood, Charles;
Williams, Jeff

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