Statement at the Union Baptist Church, New York, New York

December 6, 1965


New York, NY

Some 75 percent of those addicted to heroin come from the 20 percent of society with the lowest incomes. Until there are enough jobs to go around, until everyone has a decent home and a decent education, until we have uniformly stable and secure family structures—in short, until the world is a much better place than it is now—the mental problems associated with addiction—and addiction, itself, in one form or another—will continue to occur.