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Cocaine Addiction Panel Discussion (1986)




Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-10-5

Duration: 00:12:23

Subjects: Cocaine abuse | Drug addiction | Drugs | African Americans


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Jackson, Everett Panelist
  • Willis, Caiphas Panelist


This segment from the October 5, 1986, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s panel discussion on cocaine addiction with Everett Jackson, an in-patient counselor at the Silkworth Center at Parkland Hospital in Baton Rouge, and Caiphas Willis, a counselor with the Community Organization for Drug Abuse Concerns in Shreveport. They discuss: the cost of cocaine; crack as a highly addictive form of cocaine; the profile of a cocaine user; the impact of cocaine on the African American community; the work of their organizations; relapse; and the treatment received by black patients.