Drugs Play a Growing Role? That Is Not Supposed to Happen!
Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 18, 2012
Saturday’s Erie Times had an article by Tim Hahn here quoting county coroner Lyle Cook. Cook states that drugs are major factor in accidental deaths and suicides. The question that begs to be asked is WHAT drugs. Were these drugs over the counter or prescription drugs taken purposely in excess or out of ignorance? OTC drugs are certainly abused as we can see by the popular past time of running meth labs. Prescription drugs differ little from “illegal” drugs anymore with respect to how they can be illegally obtained. They are certainly popular, just ask Rush Limbaugh. Then there are those nasty “illegal” drugs that in many cases have an effect on society that is no worse than mal-used, side effect ridden, do more damage than repair, FDA approved prescription drugs. No matter what drugs the coroner was talking about, the article validates that the war on drugs was lost long ago. It is time we declared victory and quit fighting.