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From Crack Babies to Oxytots: Lessons Not Learned

by Retro Report 11:31 mins

From Crack Babies to Oxytots: Lessons Not Learned

by Retro Report 11:31 mins

The symbol of the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s was not tiny crack vials -- rather it was a jittery infant whom we were told was destined to a lifetime of pain and suffering through no fault of its own. Crack-addicted pregnant mothers were prosecuted and the media warned that a generation of “crack babies” would plague our country. Turns out… they were wrong. But three decades later this newly updated Retro Report documentary reveals a new twist -- the media is again sounding a similar alarm.

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