Sunday 26 March 2017

Sir - While I share Brendan O' Connor's sadness at the needless deaths of people, including teenagers and children, from illegal drug abuse (

Sir - While I share Brendan O' Connor's sadness at the needless deaths of people, including teenagers and children, from illegal drug abuse (Sunday Independent, 24 May) I don't agree that the answer lies in making it easier to obtain drugs of a less harmful variety as part of a containment process.

What is needed is a far more effective and absolutely unrelenting anti-drugs education programme aimed at primary and second level schools.

Teenagers are not stupid. They tackle challenging subjects at school and have access to the best computer courses and top notch career guidance.

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