For years and years now, every national poll of students done by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) or any other government drug agency for that matter, has told us their optimistic bull$#!t pitch that they have discovered – contrary to what we all know from our own neighborhoods, schools, and families – that drug use is actually down amongst young people. Yay. For those of you who have never heard of NIDA, it is a research institute, funded by the federal government, whose mission is to “lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.” These government bureaucrats want us to distrust our lying hearts and eyes. The death and destruction that drugs (mostly prescription nowadays) are doing to young people at this point in history is nothing to worry about, says the government. What liars they are. How do they sleep at night?
These studies have two fatal flaws: (1) They want us all to assume that young people tell the truth about their using, and (2) that they, the government, are to be trusted to tell the public the truth. NIDA was an outstanding organization. It is run by Nora Volkow, who I thought was one of the smartest people about addiction in the country. But I noticed a few years ago that she herself has drank the harm-reduction kool-aid brought to you by the Big Pharmacy corporations who want us all in line at Walgreen’s, feeling biologically inadequate and incapable of living a healthy happy productive lives without taking three or four of their very expensive drugs at any given moment. This is a tsunami of death. Drugs and young people.
If you are 18 years old right now, you are more likely to die of drugs than of a car accident or cancer or terrorist attack. Yet the government releases report after report about how young people are turning away from drugs. Bull$#!t. If you don’t believe me, go on NIDA for teens and read these lies for yourself. Something is up here, people. I don’t know how the funding for NIDA flows. But my suspicion is that its job is to report on all the good news from the government’s great works. This gets NIDA a bigger budget next year. I’m just sayin!
Love n peace to all,