From the May 1976 magazine.

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Deadly Combinations

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Increased multiple drug use especially with concurrent alcohol use may be the cause of an increase in the "lethality" of narcotic addiction in recent years, a psychiatrist at a major New York treatment center suggests.

In a three-year study, Dr. Alex Rich-man of the Beth Israel Medical Center found that daily consumption of alcohol among narcotic addicts had increased 60% from 1972...

-- Betty Lou Lee