see Southland Times: Hundreds of young children are being admitted to hospital for drug and alcohol overdoses every year
The Government is being frivolous with alcohol policy if they fail to integrate holistically, alcohols neighbouring intoxicants consistent with National [all] Drug Policy objectives. The legal vs illicit status of which is moot. Laws do not change the pharmacology, but they do change the set and setting, as we all to often see in the unintended consequences and deviancy amplification. Zero Tolerance is a poor model to try and do good. Like many of the nations elite schools of late, the double standards are increasingly problematic. Objective and evidence based education of import to youth administrators who are prepared to think 'beyond prohibition' will likely Google 'Rodney Skager' or checkout Professor Emeritus Rodney Skager's website "Beyond Zero Tolerance" for a Safety First approach to education and drugs. http://www.beyondzerotolerance.com.
Blair Anderson, Educators for Sensible Drug Policy
Labels: Beyond Zero Tolerance