Pubdate: Wed, 01 Oct 2003
Source: New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)
Copyright: 2003 New Zealand Herald
Author: Selvam Krishna
Bookmark: (Methamphetamine)


While I understand the brutal effect methmaphetamine is having on the 
community it is masking a much bigger problem -- alcohol. Alcohol is the 
key factor in a wider range of crimes as well as domestic violence and has 
been since time immemorial.

P is relatively new to the scene so the public and media are focusing more 
on it. Just because alcoholic beverages have been around longer and are 
widely consumed "recreationally", its danger is given less importance. We 
need to change this dependence on all types of substances -- especially the 
number one danger alcohol.

Selvam Krishna Blockhouse Bay, Auckland.
- ---
MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom