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Drug Awareness Day returns to Oro Valley

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John Flanagan

John Flanagan: Drugs are such a huge problem and have ruined so many young lives over the past 50 years. As a product of the sixties, I saw how celebrities and some radical academics gave their blessing to drug use, encouraging experimentation among youth, all done in some counter cultural statement designed to reject moral values. The result of this typical liberal loathing of responsible living and common sense was a generation of young people began to tolerate drug use, including recreational use. There were many casualties in this social movement, and still today, despite the record of destruction, there are some who want more drug legalization, not less. Using pot, for example, for alleged health reasons, is now the open door. The door will be pushed entirely open, if these folks have their way. Educating youth today is essential, and perhaps the process will be more effective than it was in for some in my generation, many of whom embraced drug use and made shipwreck of their lives.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 2:38 pm

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