Pubdate: Thu, 06 Aug 2015
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Copyright: 2015 Los Angeles Times
Author: Kurt Sipolski


Re "County targets drug use at events," Aug. 5

One pill makes you happy, one pill makes you die. The tragic deaths 
of two young women from suspected drug overdoses at the L. A. County 
Fairplex in Pomona last weekend only compound the many instances of 
naive innocents not knowing about the effects of drug use.

Face it: There is a plethora of drugs, legal and illegal, and people 
must be educated about what is harmful and what is not necessarily 
harmful except in combination with alcohol and other drugs. For 
example, is it dangerous for a man take a blood pressure pill, then a 
Manhattan and then a Viagra? This is all legal, but is the combination safe?

Addicts may have the drug sophistication to know what is dangerous. 
Girls who just want to have fun should not die out of ignorance.

Kurt Sipolski Palm Desert
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