LETTER: Fight against drugs must start in schools

GREAT to see some focus on the ice menace by the Prime Minister, with support from Nick Xenophon. However it is a threat that requires an aggressive, concerted attack on all fronts.

Dobbing in dealers would help, if penalties were made realistic, and the concept of mandatory rehab has some merit, but unless we educate our children at the earliest opportunity of the risks to their future, and indeed to that of society as we know it that this evil drug poses, then millions of tax dollars will be wasted.

A formalised, structured and mandatory drug education program needs to be built into every school curriculum to ensure that our children never form part of the base of any drug distribution pyramid, so that they are armed with the knowledge and supported at every level to resist the pressure which results in addiction.

Without a market, dealers go out of business, it ain't rocket science.

State and federal governments should be proposing decisive action plans comprising compulsory early drug education and active enforcement of stiff penalties.


Little Mountain


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