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Drugs / Chasing The Dragon (Crack Cocaine and Heroin) #570148

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 16, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Lisa Myers) Deadly combination of crack cocaine and heroin, called "chasing the dragon," examined; details given of problem. [Recovering addicts "EMILIO" and "ETONIA" - describe high.] [Phoenix House president Mitchell ROSENTHAL - comments on this drug combination.] Trend of smoking drugs noted more appealing than using needles. [DEA spokesperson David WESTRATE - comments.] Impact of this drug combination predicted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) NBC News broadcast of "Gangs, Cops and Drugs" announced.

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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