Posted by JahL on May 18, 2001, at 20:44:06
In reply to Re: fellow foxhole veterans, posted by Elizabeth on May 18, 2001, at 19:45:49
> > It was actually there to pre-empt any silly claims that I' m some sort of drug-peddling, subversive 'junkie' ('their' word, not mine).
> All I can suggest is that you not take these "accusations" seriously; *you* know you're not an addict.
Even if I was it wouldn't be anything to be ashamed of. As you point out, it's an illness. The US govt's failure to comprehend this explains why it has the world's largest prison popn.
I think that those who want the subject of drugs off this board fail to realise that censoring discussion only adds to the mystery & mystique of drugs. People need the facts in order to make informed decisions. I wish I was better informed when I was using. In the UK (unlike other European countries) there is no educational drug program & guess what? We have the highest Euro rate of adolescent drug-use. Co-incidence?
J the ex-Junkie ;-)