Medicine: Kicking Cocaine

A novel way to get straight

Two kinds of snow abound in Colorado: powder for the slopes and powder for the nose. According to a state survey, a quarter of the people at ski resorts like Aspen ("Toot City") have got their Rocky Mountain highs from cocaine. So it is appropriate that Colorado also boasts the country's only clinic of its type exclusively for coke abusers. Operated by the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, it has been extraordinarily successful in helping people kick the habit. Its principal method? Self-blackmail. The abuser,...

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