The Losing Battle Against Heroin

Marshall, Eliot
February 1976
New Republic;2/7/76, Vol. 174 Issue 6, p7
Presents information on the data collected in two surveys by the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Claim that at least one in every five U.S. teenagers has tried marijuana and while the trend is increasing, epidemiological research indicates that heroin is becoming more popular too; Politicized, superficial and hypocritical approach of the administration towards the drug problem; Brief war on drugs declared by President Richard Nixon; Plans of NIDA to publish a report on the indicators of heroin use; Internal disputes in the newly created Drug Enforcement Administration.


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