This morning's Daily Herald (www.dailyherald.com/) reports that heroin use is up in the Northwest 'burbs. How can people be so stupid? That's the question!
A community forum is scheduled for Wednesday night at 7:00PM on Wednesday, October 7, in the theater at the Buffalo Grove High School, 1100 W. Dundee Road. The forum is free and open to the public.
A similar event at the Woodstock High School was so lightly attended as to be almost embarrassing. Where were the parents???
Is the DARE program working? It's targeted at the elementary schools. I guess the idea is to stop drug use there and then, eventually, you've wiped it out in the community. Right? Is that how it works? Does it work?
Do kids need support in saying NO to those who entice them and attempt to hook them? Of course, the older kids and the pushers don't tell their customers that they are trying to "hook" them. They must learn not to accept even free illegal drugs. As soon as they are hooked, then they'll do anything to get more.
What is going on in Woodstock District 200 schools right now to squash drug use? You can probably ask about any student who's doing drugs, and he or she will be able to name some kids. Okay, parents and school staff need to know who they are!
We, the schools, the police and the People can make life so uncomfortable for the pushers - and for the users, if they don't quit - that they will find Woodstock to be a very unpleasant place to live. If Woodstock is known as a very unfriendly place (for drug pushers), that's okay with me.
And the same for McHenry County! If the drug pushers get squeezed out of Chicago, they are not welcome here.