Just Say No
The president proposed the death penalty for drug dealers and a new anti-drug ad campaign. Just say no.
Recently I was reminded of an important life lesson. It's the lesson of knowing it's ok to just say no and how to say it. A favor was asked of me; however I knew my response would be no. Sharing the situation with my best friend I asked, "How do I say it?" She immediately responded back and said, "Just say NO!"
We had two Democratic debates and one Republican debate last week. The GOP one was shocking -- because nobody said anything shocking! Yes, that's truly how far the Republicans have sunk -- to the Sherlockian level of the dog not snarling in the night being the big news.
The first lady once promoted the notorious Straight Inc. drug rehab centers.
While the press often talk about the Reagan's strength, love and optimism, I see two people who are most responsible for our country's mass incarceration and destruction of millions of people's lives.
Parents need to provide teens with guidance and the proper tools to make good decisions, not a six-pack.
Seen as a whole, the current federal attitude towards marijuana can truly be described as "doublethink." There are so many contradictions in the government's attitude that they are indeed hard to accurately count.
Listen to "The Scars Of Teen Drug Treatment": In this Huffington Post audio feature, investigative reporter Jason Cherkis
What saying no to fear is really about is having the deep willingness to trust yourself. I know it's scary to do if you haven't been listening to yourself in a while. Yet, practicing trusting yourself is necessary.
Because balancing the issues around climate, health, wellness, societal 'good' and cost are interrelated, the question is far more complex than a simple Boolean (yes/no) choice.