Tag Archives: Drug education

You can’t Educate schools on DRUG use

I see that NZ parents & ‘officials’ are up in arms, because a school gave out a booklet (from NZ Drug Foundation) about ‘SAFER Meth Use’.. in recent years there has been all this talk about ‘Zero-tolerance is not working’ … Continue reading

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Learn more about Drugs

I watched an episode of the ‘not usually for kids’ cartoon show ‘Family Guy’ this evening. They sometimes include stories that show ‘illegal drug use’.. this time the family are stuck indoors during a storm. Brian the ‘pot-smoking dog’ decides … Continue reading

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Education First

The current approach to ‘Illegal Drugs’ in Aotearoa/NZ is PROSECUTION & Criminalisation (Prohibition). BUT this is NOT working.. the first priority needs to be : EDUCATION ! In a previous post, I said that my only ‘Drug Education’ (at school- … Continue reading

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Medical report.. teen Pot-use

I read that a recent report has been released from one of NZ largest universities.. Cannabis use in teens (commenced under 17 years) It highlights the following issues : 1) 60% were less likely to complete high school or obtain … Continue reading

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Drug laws for ‘Dummies’

Thinking about the Radio interview (my last post) & other comments over the years.. one thing that I tend to think about the ‘Drug laws’ is that many people are totally ignorant about them, whilst just ‘laying down & quietly’ … Continue reading

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Education

My only official ‘Drug Education’ (as per previous blog) was a single lesson at school (1970s).. where we were just told “It’s Bad & Illegal, DON’T TOUCH !!” Since then I have made a lot of effort to self-educate on … Continue reading

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Early days.. it begins

My earliest ‘experience’ on this issue, was over 30 years ago (1975 ?) at high-school. I was with a group of kids in the playground & a senior student walked up, flashed a bag of what appeared to be ‘lawn-clippings’ & … Continue reading

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