From the November 1981 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

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Emergency room officials at Bellevue Hospital report treating an increasing number of patients who have mixed methaqualone, a central nervous system depressant, with alcohol, often with fatal results following coma and respiratory failure.

"It's not like a fraternity party where Johnny gets drunk and passes out," said Dr. Neal Lewin, an assistant director at Bellevue. "These kids...

-- Ronald Sullivan