Perhaps the issue is not with preventing drug abuse, but rather providing a clear path to the future for our children, and giving them something more meaningful to look forward to then the negativity they see all around them. Children in school today live in the same world that is wracked by chaos as the adults. As adults, however, we don't realize that children are equally affected by the horrid news stories, about school shootings, about never-ending wars, about an economy that is shriveling every day. They do not see a bright future for themselves, quite often, and so see no need to avoid drugs. Children will stop doing drugs when adults stop selling them, and everyone has something much brighter and better waiting for them. Time to get to work.
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