BOOMERS JUST SAY YO
Kids Say "Gimme Some Mo'"
[Source: L.A. Times, 9/9/96]
Joseph Califano of Columbia University's Center on Addiction and
Substance Abuse: "That the baby boomers appear to be so ambivalent
and so resigned to drug use by kids is very disturbing. They should
be mad as hell. Instead they're saying there's nothing we can do
"Overall, 46 percent of the parents surveyed said they expect their
teen to try illegal drugs."
"Some 65 percent of parents who used marijuana regularly as teens
believe their own children will use drugs, as do 62 percent who
experimented with marijuana in their youth."
Dr. Richard Heyman: "[If teens say] 'Gee, Dad, didn't you use
drugs?' The answer to that is, 'That's not relevant.' What's
relevant is that our kids have to be given a no-use message."
"Yet the teens did rank drug use as the biggest problem facing
youth, and 55 percent said using marijuana makes it much more likely
for teens to get into trouble."