Portage community fighting drug use a...

Portage community fighting drug use among teens

There are 5 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Jul 10, 2008, titled Portage community fighting drug use among teens. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

A meeting was held Thursday in Portage to discuss how to prevent drug use among teens in the area.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan.

Batch 37 Pain is Good

United States

#2 Jul 11, 2008
Good Morning Neko!

Riverside, CA

#3 Jul 11, 2008
Jacob not Joseph Elzinga

Gallipolis, OH

#4 Jul 11, 2008
Neko wrote:
More propaganda from the NAZI drug warriors....
Kids turn to heroin, pills, and crack cocaine when they cannot get harmless substances such as Pot.
Drug Warriors are TERRORISTS in a free nation!
Good reason to detonate churches and police stations in Portage!
Good reason to capture GOP "leaders" and torture them to death! Especially the fetus worship cult leaders!
Good reason for chronic pain sufferers to strap on an explosives belt and attack the government!
The only good drug cops are the dead ones!
Live free...or die killing America haters!
Time to put freedom back in the land of the free!
Dude, stop doing drugs before you have a heart attack...maybe you should try a little pot.

“Don't touch my junk man!”

Since: Nov 07

Middle of the Mitten, Michigan

#5 Jul 11, 2008
Neko-I agree with you, to a point of course.

I fully believe it's the anti-drug movement that has pushed these young people towards drugs. Now before you freak, hear me out.

From kindergarten children hear from both parents and teachers how bad drugs-more specifically, how bad marijuana is. Growing up most children believe that marijuana's bad. They see movies, hear ideas similar to what we saw in Reefer Madness. They stay away from it, scared to death of what it may do to them, then one night they try it. Hmmm, that's not so bad, they think. Their skin's still in tact, they haven't knocked off a liquor store, everything, in fact, was like it was before they'd even tried marijuana.

So what's the next thought..."well if they said marijuana was so bad and it isn't, then they must be lying about those other drugs too..." Then it starts. Next they try Coke, then the guy they got the Coke from has a little bit of Heroin the next time around, and then the downward spiral is complete...

I fully believe that if we were to honestly educate children on the REAL reasons that marijuana is bad for them, without the propaganda, we'd see more educated decisions made by teens when it comes time to "experiment."

Hampton, VA

#6 Jul 17, 2008
Remember when kids would just smoke pot and live instead of overdosing and dying? A certain percent of our population is going to use "drugs" of some sort no matter how many laws or tests or programs we have. For many it starts in the teen years. The drug of choice will probably be what's available in that area. Alcohol of course is where it usually starts. We have made alcohol as "American" as apple pie. It's available on nearly every street corner and in their own parents homes. And 25 or so years ago along with the alcohol most kids who "partied" would smoke pot. And once in a while you would get some other drugs mixed in but that's about but. Now however (thanks in large part to Nancy Reagan's "just say no" program and programs like "DARE") "pot" is too hard to get and/or not as strong as the "legal" prescription pills they get. Instead kids are using the outrageously strong, addictive, and dangerous "prescription pills" which are also often found in their parents home, and in some cases prescribed. And then moving on to drugs like heroin. It's really our own fault for allowing this to happen.

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