Combat Drugs

THE increasing issue of people growing drugs in their backyards needs to be stamped out.

Teenagers seem to think that it is cool to smoke weed. However, apart from destroying their brain, it will get them addicted to harder drugs such as ice that can do more damage.

There needs to be tougher laws such as dealers given longer jail terms. In addition, it needs to be harder for teenagers to get their hands on drugs. This needs to be done by the community helping the police to catch drug dealers.

Parents also need to take action and to educate their children beyond what the teachers do so that teenagers know what the dangers are of doing drugs.

If everyone puts in an effort, then I believe we can get drugs off the streets and away from teenagers.

DAMIEN PEDROTTI,

Huntingdale.