Letters: Dec. 30, 1996


"Shouldn't we have to explain to our kids not only why we used grass but also why we got drunk in college and why we still smoke cigarettes?" IGNACIO L. GOTZ Uniondale, New York

In the '70s, drug use among adolescents reached the highest levels in history [NATION, Dec. 9]. Alcohol and drugs killed so many teenagers that their life-span decreased while everyone else lived longer. To parents today we say, You can stop kids from going off the cliff. The prevention movement that we helped lead reduced regular drug use among a group of adolescents and young...

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