No one solution to the drug/drinking
By Ben Rosenfeld
February 22, 2006
There is no one solution to the drug/drinking problem in Ketchikan.
There are many different reasons why young adults turn to these
things. It's not just because there is nothing to do, but other
situations. Family problems, depression, a need for escape,
are some of the reasons why people turn to drugs and alcohol.
The key to every young adult is good parenting, but that is
not the same for everyone. The next place to turn is the school
system. If there was more education of the harmful effects of
drugs on their body, it would give the person an idea of what
they are doing to their bodies. For how hard we try and think
of a solution there is no one way to fix the problem. We can
not force young adults to do something, but teach them why we
know it's bad. Not some ridicules law that would take away people's
rights and affect the whole community. Rather than being aggressive,
we should teach them to not turn to these things. Teaching about
drugs in school is the best way to prevent or help stop the growing
problems in our community.
About: Ben Rosenfeld, of Ketchikan,
is a college student at George Washington University.
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