Drug Addiction

Archive Report

Social Consequences of Narcotic Addiction

Accumulating Evidence of a rapid increase in the A use of habit-forming drugs by young people, and a resulting association of many of them with criminal elements, has brought sudden public recognition of one of the most disturbing phenomena of American city life. A rising demand for corrective measures has been strengthened by the recent discovery of attempts by city dope rings to extend the drug traffic to military camps.

District Attorney Frank S. Hogan reports that narcotics cases involving teen-agers of New York County have tripled in the last two years. In January, 35 persons were arrested in Brooklyn and the Bronx on charges of selling narcotics, some of whom were caught while plying their trade with high school students. ...

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