O NE OF THE MOST urgent school problems of the early 1970's has little to do with formal education or the old-fashioned triad of reading, writing, and arithmetic. Instead, the key words are "uppers," "downers," "grass," and "smack"--amphetamines, barbiturates, marijuana and heroin, and there has been a steady decline of the age at which youngsters are introduced to them on what is known as the drug scene. In July, 1969, President Nixon called attention to the rise by almost 800% of juvenile drug arrests and stated that "within the last decade the abuse of drugs has grown from essentially a police problem into a national threat to millions of Americans."
Royko, Raymond T.
"Book Review: Narcotics and Drub Abuse; By Samuel F. Levine,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 7
, Article 8.
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