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Emerson, Gloria. "Black Power Group In Vietnam Fights Heroin Addiction, the Enemy Within." New York Times, August 12, 1971, p. 8.

This article reports on the efforts of a drug rehabilitation center at the Longbinh military installation in South Vietnam. The program, known as the Black Amnesty Drug Program, concentrated primarily on African-American heroin addicts and utilized the message of Black Power to help military personnel overcome their addiction.

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