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 Candlelight Vigil 
         This reports on the Drug Enforcement Administration's
        "Candlelight Vigil for Lost Promise: Remembering
        Those Who Have Died From Drugs" with a personal
         message from the former First Lady Nancy Reagan
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        the nation's capital plan on visiting the Drug Enforcement 
        Administration's Museum in Arlington, Virginia. The 
        museum displays the DEA's history with informative
        and positive visual messages. 
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THE  DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (DEA)

Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia

June 8, 2006

The Candlelight Vigil for Lost Promise:

  Remembering Those

                           Who Have Died from Drugs       

...with a personal message from

      the former First Lady Nancy  Reagan.

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THE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL 
For 
  Lost Promise

  
June 8, 2006

 The Vigil was opened by MC Jim Vance, Anchorman, News 4, 
   Washington, D.C. It was an emotional and successful gathering
 focusing public and media attention on lives lost due to drugs.
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The ceremony was attended by hundreds of grieving parents  
      and families, and officials involved in  curbing drug use. School     
choirs were on hand. The "message" was evident. There was 
a Wall of Pictures of the deceased .There were faces of sons,
         daughters, and other family  members who died from being              
          addicted --- who lost their live due to substance abuse.                       

      There were a number of distinguished speakers at the Vigil, one of 
        of whom was Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the federal government's
      National  Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). She spoke about the rise
   and decline of cocaine use,  and the abrupt change in the public's
   perception that it was safe, and  not safe to use.                              

Many speakers told the story of their missing children and family
members. Dr. Lonise Bias, mother of Len Bias, the basketball star
at the University of Maryland, spoke of her son's loss twenty-years 
  earlier to an overdose of cocaine. Len Bias was 22, at the time.
           
 Dr. Bias has dedicated her life to providing leadership  to          
     concerned persons, government agencies, and civic groups in       
     preventing substance abuse among young people. She reaches     
   out, nationally, to the young and old with anti-drrug messages        
through public speaking, writing, and personal appearances       
 on television..                                                                                        

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The abrupt decline in the rate of cocaine use among 12th graders,
dropped from nearly 13 percent to 5 percent in the late '80s and
 early '90s This may be attributed to intense media coverage of Len
Bias' death due to cocaine use.The nation got  the "message."
 The societal impact of substance abuse in America may be 
 accessed at the LINKS page by visiting a series of
of websites.

















               

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