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Cocaine Abuse (Part I) #294556

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 27, 1984
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(Studio) President Commission on Org. Crime's hearings on cocaine abuse, claiming drug's flow into United States conts. unabated despite recent busts, outlined; films shown. [COCAINE National Helpline spokesperson Dr. Arnold WASHTON - notes cocaine has moved into middle class and adolescents.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Miami, Florida) Incr. use of cocaine among nation's youth examined; films shown. "Tina's" case cited as example [TINA - comments on freebasing.] Related statistics for high school srs. outlined. ["GAIL", "CHAS.", "KIM" - describe pressures underlying their cocaine use.] [USERS - describe drug's effect.] [National Institute on Drug Abuse spokesperson Dr. William POLLIN - explains psychological dangers to one-time users.] [Pecki and Carl WITONSKY - describe their reaction to son Seth's cocaine addiction.] [Seth WITONSKY - recalls drug's impact on him.] [Pecki and Carl WITONSKY - describe having to hide valuables from son.]
REPORTER: Harold Dow

Reporter(s):
Dow, Harold;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:04:40

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