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Special Segment (The Cocaine Epidemic) (Part II) #538573

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 10, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Santa Cruz, California) Incr. number women becoming addicted to cocaine examined; films shown. ["TONI" - describes past attitude.] [Dr. Josette MONDANARO - cites low sense of self-esteem by women in general contributing to cocaine addiction.] "Toni's" case described. ["TONI" - recalls prostituting for drugs.] ["ALLISON" - discusses feelings experienced with cocaine.] ["CINDY" - recalls using cocaine during pregnancy.] Question of harmful effects on baby in long run considered. ["CINDY" - notes psychological impact on herself of addiction.] Wingspread center's program for women described. [ADDICTS - discuss their problems.] [MONDANARO - explains need to exclude men from program.] ["TONI" - describes ordeal of staying off drugs and alcohol.]
REPORTER: Maureen Orth

Brokaw, Tom;
Orth, Maureen

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