Will the decriminalization of drugs be the answer those impacted by and afflicted with drug-taking are looking for?
The more we look for answers, the deeper we seem to wallow in lack of hope. Granted, some people do drugs because they want - of their own volition.
Recently, we have read in the British press that one young man had died for taking drugs bought in a night club he had gone to. He was underage. His father blamed the 'hedonistic drug culture' prevalent in modern societies for his son's death. Was it really? How much responsibility do parents have?
What about the abuse of legal drugs (pharmaceuticals)? We all have read and been appalled by reports of gruesome deaths either in the hands of doctors purportedly administering the drugs to their celeb patients or by the celebs themselves who live in a world of make-believe.
That is why the likes of Judy Dench and Richard Branson et al. are saying a review of current methods to tackle the drug problem is to be carried out. Are they responding to the fact that, according to a report, the 'Global War on Drugs' has been a failure?
Some governments are diametrically opposed to the suggestion that legalizing some drugs and making money out of them will stop people from using them. Cigarettes and alcohol? Is there a way out?