Pubdate: Mon, 21 Sep 1998
Date: 09/21/1998
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX)
Author: John Chase

I read most of your heroin series articles from afar, thanks to one of
the drug reform news services. Your series does a service in bringing
these horror stories to the forefront and making people hate drugs.

But what is missing is opening up a discussion on what to do to
prevent future horror stories. Your call-in show panelists were chosen
mostly from the get-tough school of drug control. This would tend to
result in a near-consensus for even more get-tough action. It is a
natural thing to want to do, but it has not worked, and it has been
done at great societal cost.

If all this series concludes is to intensify more of the same, the
`Star- Telegram has wasted its resources and my time.

John Chase
Palm Harbor, Fla.