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Heroin Comeback #292816

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Sep 17, 1983
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(Studio) Arrest earlier in week of Robert Kennedy, Junior, for heroin possession and his vol. commitment to drug treatment program recalled.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(NYC) Resurgence of heroin use in United States examined; films shown. Rise of usage among nation's middle class noted. [Council for Drug Educ. spokesperson Dr. Robert DuPONT - estimates number experimenting with heroin.] Related statistics for last year outlined on screen; arrest last spring of Senate aide Eric Breindel cited as example Socioecon. characteristics of new type of heroin addict profiled. [Former mkting. EXEC. - discusses his experience with heroin.] "Alissa's" case outlined. ["ALISSA" - notes society's stereotype of drug addict excluded her.] Methadone maintenance clinic on Wall Street discussed. [Clinic supervisor Marty IPPOLITO - notes percentage of clinic participants employed in financial community; elaborates.] [Commodities BROKER - describes his addiction's impact on job.] [DuPONT - believes society should refocus on heroin as most unacceptable drug.] [Legal SECRETARY. - is "living in hell."]

Ford, Sam;
Schieffer, Bob

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