“YOUNG AND SUBURBAN, AND FALLING FOR HEROIN”
On September 27, 2009 The NY Times headlined: “Young and Suburban, and Falling for Heroin.” According to the article, “… officials across the New York region are grappling to understand” the devastating resurgence of heroin use in suburban America (and surely throughout the land), one conclusion seems inescapable: America ’s decades-old policy of absolute prohibition, and the overwhelming focus of Government on supply rather than demand, have been a disastrous failure. The cost of this failure is measured not only in hundreds of billions of dollars, but in the increasing toll of lost lives, including the 25 heroin overdoses in Nassau County alone in the first six months of this year. It is incredible – and irresponsible – that no one seems to be considering alternatives to this deadly, failed strategy.
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