Pubdate: Wed, 26 May 1999
Source: New Haven Register (CT)
Copyright: 1999, New Haven Register
Section: Local News, Page B-2
Note: This ONDCP ad covers roughly 80% of the page. We do not often receive
ads at  nor post them. However, this is a good word picture of an
ad which may appear in your local newspaper soon, if it has not already.

America's Drug Problem Is Not As Big As You Think

[LARGE INSET PHOTO covering 40% of the page.  Male human child perhaps of
kindergarten age, looking perhaps a little stoned, but more likely just

It can start as a dare.  Or youthful curiosity.  Or it may be a way to
escape problems at home.  Whatever the reasons, studies show that an
alarming number of young children are trying drugs.  Unfortunately, too
many parents still do not believe that (ital)their(/ital) kids are at risk.

The truth is, it's never too early to start teaching your kids about the
dangers of drugs.  If you're not sure how to talk to them, call
1-800-788-2800 and ask for a free booklet called "Growing Up Drug-Free -- A
Parent's Guide To Prevention." Call today, because if you don't take care
of little problems, they can easily grow into big ones.

Office of National Drug Control Policy DRUGS DON'T WORK/Partnership for a
Drug-Free America(R) 

For information or assistance, call:

The Governor's Prevention Partnership

Substance Abuse Council of Central CT 860-793-1830

Capital Area Substance Abuse Council

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