Pubdate: Thu, 13 Jul 2000
Date: 07/13/2000
Source: Australian, The (Australia)
Author: Dr. Michael Dawson
Note: Headline supplied by newshawk

JOHN KERIN reported that the International Narcotics Control Board is
not happy with Australia's "all-in strategy combining the fight
against legal with illicit drugs".

Surely society should be concerned with drug abuse regardless of the
legal status of the drugs involved.

The INCB's view that abuse of alcohol is somehow different to abuse of
heroin is not only anachronistic but hypocritical in the extreme.

Dr MICHAEL DAWSON, Senior Lecturer Department of Chemistry, Materials
and Forensic Science University of Technology, Sydney