NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 21, 1972
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(Studio) Hannamon Hospital finds way to help addicts kick heroin habit.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Treatment consists of carbon dioxide gas inhalations to shorten withdrawal, or detoxification period. [Project Director, Dr. Lewis MILLS - describes advantages of program over using methadone, itself a habit-forming drug.] [Psychiatrist, Dr. Albert LAVERNE - cites results of carbon dioxide treatment (CDT) on 50 heroin addicts, with 30% failures.] [Heroin addicts describe effect of treatment.]
REPORTER: Lou Davis
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