Druglink article 1994 – The two sides of fear by Arnold Cragg

In researching government anti-drug campaigns, interviews with parents and young people suggested that fear of drugs has deterred many young people from experimenting. However, fearful parents feel the only safe line is absolute rejection so are not receptive to information about drugs that doesn’t support this line. Playing on fear and failing to acknowledge the attractions of drug taking has meant young people in contact with drugs have been distanced from their parents and authority.

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