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Letter: Drug 'war' actually hurts fight against illicit drugs

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Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 7:59 am

I’m writing about your front page story: “Police warn teen heroin use is on the rise” by Garin Groff (June 22).

The question that needs to be asked is: Why don’t children believe those who warn them about the dangers of drugs? The answer: Because when the drug war cheerleaders lie about or grossly exaggerate the dangers of marijuana, they lose all credibility.

When children find out that they have been lied to about marijuana, they make the logical assumption that they are also being lied to about the dangers of other drugs like heroin. This is a recipe for disaster.

Kirk Muse

Mesa

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