From the June 1979 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Frying Pan to Fire

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Howard started taking pills when he was a medical student, to help him study. "I never got a prescription for a pill in my life; I got them all from the drug-company representatives who give out samples," he said. That was the beginning of a harrowing 15-year nightmare.

When he dropped out of medical school (after repeating the third year three times), his access to pills was...

-- Leslie Bennetts