The first deals with a high school student who is not a drug trafficker but is still indirectly involved.
“Charisse was a high school senior in Alabama when she fell in love with Jeff, a small-time local dealer who sold LSD and Ecstasy.
For youths living in poor neighborhoods, effective prevention would mean more recreational programs, after-school activities and summer job opportunities.
For more privileged students, prevention might take the form of early-warning systems in which teachers, counselors and parents work together to intervene with youths who show signs of getting into trouble with drugs, legal or otherwise. 14) If these simple yet effective preventative methods are taken, youth drug involvement will drastically drop leading to less drug problems in the not so distant future.
(Decriminalization Article, 1992, p.3-4) As another federal judge, Robert W.
Swett, told the New York Times, “The present policy of trying to prohibit the use of drugs through the use of criminal law is a mistake.” (New York Times, 1997, p.
By looking at these five issues in detail and considering possible solutions, an overall answer can be found.
Firstly, illegal drugs seem to have found a younger target audience.
Although the entire concept is based on pure speculation, ‘harm reduction’ will certainly help to unclog the prison system.
In addition to the issues themselves, the actual drug laws must be considered. The following cases will help to enlighten the reader of the current situation.