When calculated for only youth of high school age, the rate of amphetamine and barbiturate use was four times as great as that of the adult population.Since the inauguration of Jimmy Carter, whole categories of drug abuse are no longer monitored.Casualties registered in the course of the conflict are incomparably higher than at any other time in American history. Unlike most wars, which force both combatants deeply into debt, in this undeclared war the offensive power becomes wealthier and wealthier, while the stupefied victim becomes impoverished.We are fighting for our lives, and in the most literal sense, for the lives of our children. In return for destroying the minds, and in many cases the lives, of the 48 million Americans hit by this weapon, the enemy exacts a payment of billion in retail drug sales alone in the United States, and 0 billion worldwide.We will tell you precisely who has done this who has the ability to control the flow of dope from the mountains of the Far East and the valleys of Colombia to American high schools, who controls the banks which launder the 0 billion in take, who puppeteers the crime syndicates in charge of retail distribution, and who corrupts our political life.It is the same people against whom we fought the American Revolution, who set up the world opium trade a century and a half ago, and who run it today: the aristocratic and banking oligarchy of Great Britain..
Among Russell's most prominent collaborators in this effort was , coordinator of the 1960s introduction of psychedelic substances to U. This book is the product of a 100-person combined research team of the U. Labor Party in New York City, the Mexican Labor Party in Mexico City, and the European Labor Party in Wiesbaden, West Germany.This figure alone according to recent reports from the National Institute of Drug Abuse constituted between 12 and 25 percent of all patients admitted to federally funded drug clinics during 1977.The last census taken of drug abuse in 1974, issued as a Report to the President, calculated conservatively that close to one and a half million Americans had "gotten into trouble"been arrested, treated, or hospitalized through the use of amphetamines or barbiturates.Look into the motionless stupor of the mind of a youth who has been sapped and destroyed by addiction.Incapable of reason, incapable of thought, today's addicted youth lives for only one thing: his "fix," his "high." Then consider the body count of Britain's Opium War against the United States: Over 48 million Americans, mostly between the ages of 12 and 25 are officially known by the Drug Enforcement Administration to be frequent users of heroin, cocaine, and marijuana.