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Special Assignment (England's Drug Abuse) (Part I) #98835

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 01, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(London, England: John Laurence) British government's campaign to decrease drug abuse in midst of heroin epidemic examined; television commercial shown. [Govt. min. David MELLOR - thinks drugs have become a fad.] Rel. between depressed economy and heroin addiction here considered; Pakistan's role in supplying Britain with heroin explained. Background of addict "Tricia" detailed. [TRICIA (Central Intelligence Agency) - considers her life disgusting.] Britain's once- successful drug program recalled. [MELLOR - explains government's suspension of program.]

Jennings, Peter;
Laurence, John

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