Do people think kids are dumb enough to fall for their anti-drug commercialism lies?
Or do you think they don't care about the results and just want to keep in business.
- pure_geniusLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
If you look at the drug problem, you find that campaigns sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Partnership for a Drug-Free America actually lead youth to make riskier decisions. Certainly, most children can see that cannabis is the least dangerous of the illicit drugs. The gateway theory is still sacred in anti-drug circles even though it has been debunked time and again. When youth are told that something can kill you that won't it makes them far less likely to believe the source when they are told about something truly dangerous like methamphetamine or heroin.
ONDCP definitely works in its own self-interest. When the office was first created in 1988 it had a goal of ending the drug problem within a decade. This goal was obviously unattainable, but it sounded good. Two decades have passed and the things are not any better. The number or hard core users has remained stable, wholesale prices have decreased while purity has increased. ONDCP is suppose to be achieving results that are the exact opposite of what has happened.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
What do you mean by this? What lies?
I think kids will try drugs because they are kids, but I wish they wouldn't.
- [HBiC]Lv 51 decade ago
Well it doesn't help their cause when all they talk about it pot and all they say is, pot isn't going to ruin your life, its not going to make you make stupid decisions, but you will do nothing for the rest of your life and still be living at home when your 30. Real motivating....that's because they know that pot really doesn't affect anything you do.
- TomLv 41 decade ago
what lies? who is they? and what are you talking about?