ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 16, 1976
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(Studio) In treatment of drug addicts, methadone has been used. Now new drug, LAAM, being tested; initials stand for Levo-alpha acetylemthadol.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Baltimore, ME) Report on use of new drug as helping agent in drug addiction treatment. [Former addict Sam HARRIS - says with LAAM he could be normal and natural.] [Man Alive Clinic director Richard LANE - says LAAM makes person less medication-conscious; in future, process will be from methadone to LAAM to detoxification.] Others not so optimistic, but is hoped LAAM will become viable alternative to methadone in drug treatment programs.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson
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