There is a massive Oxy problem (and other drugs) in Florida and many other states in general. But as I said, the chief one at fault is the individual addict followed by the practitioners that enable it. The state is also at fault, largely Medicaid programs that fund a lot of the addictions. I know a little chemistry too
Do you realize that drugs go through an excruciatingly controlled and expensive process under the FDA in order to develop and release new drugs to the market for use in humans?
digsbe---post #23 as per post #19---you note there is a prescription drug abuse problem. Who made them? Are we back to the gun mentality? Is that why you used the word hate? Most pharms are difficult to use, let alone deal with the side-effects. You blame individuals abusing them. What about their misuse? Physicians prescribing dangerous drugs are in league with big Pharma. But it is still the individual's fault. As it is for soldiers coming home with PTSD. For WW II, it was Lithium. What did they give them to stay away from alcohol?
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
I do have an idea of what teens are like in school, I was a teen in school not too long ago. There is a cultural component behind drug addiction, but I don't think Mountain Dew or Amp are to blame. I think there is a cultural problem where students believe it's acceptable to abuse drugs, lack discipline, and live disrespectfully but ultimately this is a character flaw with the individual student. It may have been influenced by others, but ultimately it is the flaw of the individual who carries primary responsibility for their actions.