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Cross-Addictions

Graham Finney, head of New York City's Addiction Services Agency, said that one recent study of young teenagers in treatment for heroin addiction had shown that "90% of them started with alcohol."

Several other studies in the past year have pointed to alcohol as a significant factor in narcotics addiction.

The President's Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse turned up statistics indicating that alcoholism was more prevalent among [heroin] addicts than pot-smoking. And a recent study by the Health Insurance Institute indicated that alcohol had led to heroin addiction... Login to read more
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