Drug education doesn’t work in the United States because, as Americans, we sincerely believe that drugs are the answer to all of our problems. We give drugs to our children to correct behavioral issues that should be corrected by changing their environment. We take drugs ourselves for similar reasons, including the illegal ones.
“Man, I need a drink.”
“I could really use a cigarette.”
“I can’t function without my morning coffee.”
“Got an aspirin, this place is giving me a headache.”
On and on it goes and we never stop and realize that we are doing drugs every time we utter one of those phrases. Our children know this, why can’t we figure it out?