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In Depth (Addiction / Downey Arrest) #638196

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 25, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Faw) The problem of drug addiction examined in light of the arrests of actor Robert Downey, Junior and former baseball player Darryl Strawberry on drug charges reported; details given of physical changes caused by addictions; scenes shown from the movie "Traffic". [DOWNEY - says he had a "love affair" with cocaine.] [STRAWBERRY - says addictions are self-destructive.] ["Tonight Show" host Jay LENO - jokes about Downey's arrest.] [National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Joseph CALIFANO - says something changes in the brain of an addict.] [American Enterprise Institute Dr. Sally SATEL - says treatment works for some people.] [Impact executive director James STILLWELL - says an addict will ultimately either get clean or die.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Faw, Bob

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