Pubdate: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 Source: Chicago Sun-Times (IL) Copyright: 2011 Sun-Times Media, LLC Contact: http://mapinc.org/url/5QwXAJWY Website: http://www.suntimes.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/81 Author: Kirk Muse Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n383/a04.html Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n388/a07.html Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n392/a08.html WORTHLESS DRUG SURVEYS I'm writing about the not-so-thoughtful June 11 op-ed by Peter Bensinger: "War on drugs a success." Anonymous surveys that rely upon the self-reporting of drug use are virtually worthless in this age of zero tolerance. As the penalties for drug use and possession rise, the tendency to be truthful with somebody from the government declines. Today, police are making multi-ton drug interceptions. In the 1970s, this was unheard of. Kirk Muse Mesa, Ariz - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.