Letters: May 2, 1983

Cocaine Folly

To the Editors:

The article on cocaine [April 11] reads like the decline and fall of an empire. The U.S. is a nation that has so much. Yet something is missing when its people must build up their confidence with a false god like cocaine. There is no need to fear Soviet weapons; Americans are destroying themselves.

Betty J. On

Linz, Austria

As long as our society considers the taking of cocaine to be within the bounds of socially acceptable behavior, then nothing, including intensive rehabilitation programs, can help us make headway toward solving this problem.

Martha Young-Scholten

Edmonds, Wash.

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