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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta I-THILITHMIDOI Powdered face powder or sugar Many addicts are kicking the habit withouth knowing it By PETER BUCKLEY WASHINGTON being peddled these lays to East Coast heroin- 6 86 SUlilitSHD RF1AII users has so little real heroin in it that some addicts are kicking the habit without knowing it. Many doses have an alltime low of two-per-cent heroin. The rest is powdered or even face powder and flour. On the West brown heroin from Mexico and used only by Ori- THE IPARKP1AZA PrttMts for yow lid Dwciii Plusiiri FRANCO PETRIGNANI ITALIAN TOM WEEK-END No. 1.BARBEQUED BACK RIBS oz. Back Ribs Rice Sauce No. 2. SURF AND TURF FOR ONE New York Strip 02. Cuban Lobster Tail Caps Butter 25 8 75 SPECIAL INCLUDES SALAp CHOICE OF POTATO AND BABY CARROTS itthi PARKP1AZAI ton entals and derided by oth- rapidly replacing white heroin. It has the same kick as the but it too is becoming scarce and adulter- ated. These are among the more vivid reasons why American anti-narcotics officials believe the great heroin has reached its peak in the United States and is in full retreat. The senior aren't exactly sure what they've been doing right. But the sta- tistics on drug ar- rests and the reports from undercover agents and them that the worst is have turned the corner on drug addiction in the United President Nixon said recently. is a long road before we get to our goal of getting it really un- der but we have turn- ed that Or as it was put lately by a burly former football player named William now chief federal drug-enforce- ment officer have ac- complished a helluva but we have a helluva lot more to The victory has been scarcely noticed yet by the public Bombarded by reports of addiction and of addict-re- lated muggings and parents and public officials used to focus their concern on heroin alone. Now the public's concern has come to include other and other ampheta- realizing that the most addictive of them is fading as a threat. Given the history of belated public and government reac- tion to drug federal officials say this is no sur- prise plain fact is all over the country the heroin epidemic was completely out of control before we even knew it had said Dr Robert a lanky psychiatrist who heads a special White House office co-ordinating the U.S. attack on drug abuse. By the time the problem was in the epidemic was beginning to peak It took another two years for Washington to or- ganize a national program that tackled supplies and dis- tribution of heroin along with treatment of the addict. despite the acknowl- edged decline in new addicts and the shortage of heroin on the government budg- ets continue to expand DuPont sees no con- tradiction in this. we've got the resource allocations THE DALLAS HOTEL Proudly Presents the ALL GIRL TRIO Entertaining Nightly All Week What is life without Baldwin Sn Oir CMpMl Una of BALDWIN ORGANS it BERTI SCHOOL OF MUSIC 327-0115 consistent with the total prob- he said. In the the resources were inadequate for the job. Total federal spending in the drug war has catapulted to million this year from million only four years ago. And in a stunning reversal of the punitive U.S. outlook of the two-thirds of the to- tal budget now goes for treat- ment the addictive but substitute for her- only one-third for law enforcement The number of treatment programs receiving federal money has expanded to 360 from 36 in the last two with the number of patients estimated at compared with Twice as many additional addicts are receiv- ing treatment in programs sponsored by state and local authorities. been one of the strik- ing developments of recent drawing around a common of the law-enforcement and treatment DuPont said. there was a feeling that the addict had been abandoned to law en- but now the treat- ment community has re-en- tered the On the enforcement there now are more than special agents in the federal anti-drug compared with 300 in 1963. Their empha- sis is on cutting off not trapping addicts. In addi- some 140 agents are posted helping for- eign governments intercept opium and heroin shipments before they reach the U.S. Large-scale seizures are drying up the sending prices on the street upward and quality down. The number of teen-age ad- dicts registering with treat- ment clinics has plummeted The age level of addicts pick- ed up by police is climbing. The type of .crime favored by addicts to finance their car thefts and petty stealing- is also dropping across the U.S. Despite the John administrator of the newly organized drug enforce- ment recently estimated there still are at least heroin addicts m the U.S. and the figure could be as high as The addict population is ex- pected to decline de- spite increasing success weaning heroin users onto methadone and then away from addictive drugs alto- gether In which has one of the most successful treatment programs to the match one of the highest aedict each year 13 per cent of the patients are found to relapse into addiction. For many of those toucned by the heroin the end cf their addiction only comes with premature death. Could a heroin epidemic happen The forecasts are not encouraging. Prof. James Q. a youthful Harvard professor who heads the president's ad- visory council on drug told reporters recently that one of the most urgent needs is for a program to allow early identification of potential ad- dicts. vitally important if we're going to prevent an- other Wilson said. MEXICAN FOOD POPULAR DEMAND SUNDAY It HOMIMADITAMALIS Steamed In corn husks and with chile con came CHILES RELLENOS green stuffed with coated In an omelet-like batter and fried. ENCHILADAS Tortillas stuffed with rolled and cooked In spicy tomato sauce topped with sour cream OUACAMOLI Avocados chopped and mixed with lime mild chill sauce and served with crisp tortilla chips covered with melted cheese. All orders served with warm corn tortillas Spanish rice and retried beans. We will have a limited supply don't be disappointed If you will call and make a we will be sure and save enough for we always have eggs benedict Gourmet style on Sundays Lethbridge Hotel Restaurant 329-4644 FUNTOURS BAHAMAS FLORIDA 4 O.y Cruiia to NASSAU. Cypma Gardana. Ota Wart Dwnay Kennedy Space transportation by Deluxe Hiway Cruieer to Miami and return DEPARTING- Fab 2 JS Fun-Filtod from ROSEBOWL CALIFORNIA FEATURING Dicnoyland. San Frandaco. San Diago. Tijuana Mwi- eo. New Eva Hi-Naighbour and much nwra. DEPARTING- Dae 27- 16 Fun fated from for FREE MOCHURE Coll Tour Travel Call Operator Ask lor Zenith 06061 207 Kresge Bldg. Edmonton. Alts A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL BOSSthAVEiS. PHONE 328-7921 or 328-1181 P. LAWSON TRAVEL MARQUIS HOTEL BLDG. PHONE 328-3000 Pictured above is PAT KOCH of 2005 14th Ave. South with the ELECTROHOME component stereo she won in the UNCOLA ROCK CAP CON- TEST sponsored by CHINOOK BEVERAGES bottlers of PEPSI ORANGE CANADA DRY and 7UP. Pat is one of three area winners. Lethbridge Symphony Association Dec. 3rd p.m. Yates Memorial Centre AN ORCHESTRAL PROGRAM OVERTURE Coriolanus Beethoven SYMPHONY No. 38 in D MAJOR Mozart KAMARIOUSKAYA Glinka WAR MARCH OF THE PRIESTS Mendelssohn BALLET MUSIC Faust Gounod CONCERTS CONCERT Dm Third Ninth CANADA MUSIC WEEK ;