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IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Thursday, March 09, 2006

P battle continues in form of education

"There were no structured national educational programmes specifically dealing with P, and no compulsory national curriculum within the education system on drug education and drug-related harm."

Because, the required conversations haven't been had! Drug by Drug Ed is flawed!
/Blair
P battle continues in form of education

09 March 2006
Some of the people who marched against methamphetamine last month are continuing their battle against the drug by forming a society intended to lobby for more action and education.

The society – the Methamphetamine Prevention National Education and Resource Unit –- hopes to become the leading provider of education resources on P, and to provide other services to people waging war against the drug.

Its chief executive and chairman is former Hamilton man Pat Norris, whose P-using son, Dean, drowned in the Waikato River last year after running from police. The unit, which should be up and running by June, plans a nationwide education programme, with advertisements on TV, radio and in print media.

It will also deliver presentations to schools, businesses and community gatherings. Mr Norris said that though it was a national project, they would concentrate on the upper North Island first. "While the task ahead of us is huge, it is very much one step at a time. We have to identify and approach the easiest and most accessible groups first with this prevention programme.

"Given that 90 per cent of the population is Taupo north, our efforts will concentrate on establishing our prevention initiatives first in this territory." The unit had been set up because of shortcomings in drug education, Mr Norris said.

There were no structured national educational programmes specifically dealing with P, and no compulsory national curriculum within the education system on drug education and drug-related harm.
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