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March 08, 1987

America is in the grip of its second cocaine epidemic of the 20th Century and current victims are most likely to be the children of alcoholics, researchers said at the annual scientific assembly of the California Medical Assn. in Anaheim. "What we're finding in cocaine addiction is that there is a very high rate of alcoholism in the family of these people," said Dr. Amer Rayyes, medical director of the Advanced Recovery Institute in Torrance. "Children of alcoholics are supplying the numbers of people who are addicted to cocaine," he said.

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