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Town Stresses Communication to Combat Young Drug Abuse

Wilmington police, school and town officials said open lines of communications with young residents is critical to combating drug addiction.

Editor’s Note: The following is Part Four of Patch’s five part series on drug use in Wilmington. You can find the previous three stories on our topic page. Part One included local reaction to the problem, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"for-police-drug-use-seen-as-domestic-terrorism"} -->, Part Two featured a look at a forming in town and Part Three gave

JoeC September 22, 2012 at 10:38 AM
Thanks Natalie, how's the food? Do they allow you to have doritos or smart food? Thanks
JoeC September 22, 2012 at 10:38 AM
Natalie there unlimited commenting on here in case you were wonding.
JoeC September 22, 2012 at 10:39 AM
Hi Natalie
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daj November 29, 2012 at 01:31 PM
I agree that it all starts at home but once these kids get to be 8th grade and up, I think their peers are their main influence. Kids do things to fit in and if they are trying to find their "group," they'll do whatever they need to. This has gone on since the end of time. As parents, we cant give up on the lectures or speeches or talks about addiction/drugs/alcohol. I have an issue though when parents say "kids will be kids" or "its what they are all doing so its okay." No, its not okay! Its not okay if a child has been getting high or drinking at a party and gets in a car and puts someone else in danger. I also have concerns about the entire athletic views in this town. You have young athletes that sign a contract to follow MIAA guidelines, but continue to get high the night before games. I know this for a fact. And if they get caught, they are mildly punished, depending how how important they are to that sport. The better the athlete, the less severe the punishment. The school needs to be tougher on these kids to show that it isnt acceptable. Unfortunately, it seems to be hushed down and kids are given many chances. Its very frustrating.

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