September 21, 2007
I try to stay away from the public policy implications of drug abuse science because it gets into stupid repetitive arguments and generally the science is beside the point anyway. Especially when we’re talking about marijuana, MDMA and alcohol.
The DrugLawBlog has some interesting viewpoints, one recent one on the increase in prescription drug recreational use is of note. A teaser:
the annual Monitoring the Future study, with high-school age kids reporting using drugs like Vicodin and OxyContin in significant numbers.
Is this a cause for panic?
Not necessarily. It may actually be a good thing.
Because if people — even young people whom we care about deeply — are going to use recreational drugs, it’s a hell of a lot better for them to be using pharmaceuticals or over-the-counter drugs than to buy heroin or cocaine on the street.
I’m adding this site to the blogroll…