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Sadly, early death due to alcohol and drugs is not new

June 26, 2013

Two recent deaths that made our news pages have been linked to drug and alcohol use....

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Jun-26-13 6:25 AM

"The only things that can defend against these inevitabilities are things that many people make fun of - teaching kids at a very young age to just say no to excessive alcohol and illegal drug use, schooling them early on to choose friends carefully and showing the proper example."


NO one's "making fun" of these efforts...but, they ARE "making fun" of all o' those "time-worn"/Reefer-Madness "horror stories" (implemented)...that (even) "the children" find MOST-amusing!!!!

I'd say "the children" are MUCH-better educated...on THEIR OWN...than those "adults" who insist THEY "know best".

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Jun-26-13 7:46 AM

"Just say No" never worked. Someone has their head in the sand. You correctly state the paper covered two deaths. Two is not the number of recent overdoses. When the powers that be accept this is not a pristine city or area, then and only then, can these issues be addressed.By pretending this only happens to kids who associate with bad kids is a blatant fallacy creating a false sense of security. When the population and local leaders get honest about the breadth and scope of the addiction(******) problem in this area, then and only then will people realize the importance of reporting drug activity to the police. Second, parents and families need to stop protecting the addicted son or daughter. Hoping things will improve, not wanting to get them in "trouble" for thefts from family, is creating a trouble that to often is ending in death.

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Jun-26-13 7:11 PM

Educate all we want in school. Kids will experiment and always try new things... Some things can't be stopped, and it's never a good ending. (Disfunctional)

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Jun-27-13 5:36 AM

"Educate all we want in school. Kids will experiment and always try new things... Some things can't be stopped, and it's never a good ending." - Brew4U


Ah, yes..."never"...another o' those handy "absolutes"...that doesn't mean much of anything, here (but, still manages to whip the mob into a frenzy).

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Jun-27-13 7:15 AM

Shaman here's an absolute for you, you NEVER post anything that's worth the effort you put into it.

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Jun-27-13 2:49 PM

To expand on your statement, GysgtUSMC, I don't EVER understand what he is trying to say. English, please....

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Jun-27-13 3:10 PM

There have been a few cases in Clinton County, too - young kids overdosing on drugs. The Bobbie Wise case comes to mind, as well as another young man back in March. Both involved getting prescription narcotics from another person and misusing them. Very sad.

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