I have noticed that the Tri-Cities is quiet -- a little too quiet, if you ask me.
I moved here in 1999 and have seen the community evolve. Recently, it has been different. Now with Hanford losing some of its funding and with the new pot legislation, I swear that everyone is getting high in their homes.
What's their drug of choice? I'm not sure, but prescription abuse is at an epidemic proportion. I think it's across the board -- from kids on up
Drugs equal addiction, equal lost productivity, equal poor health, equal death and violence. Or depending on your viewpoint, equal money.
Never miss a local story.
We are turning into Afghanistan if that is the case. Why? If we financially support the drug trade, then we might as well call ourselves poppy farmers.
I believe that drugs should be medically used to treat medical ailments but not for recreational (unhealthy) stimulation. That is a one-way ticket out of commission for your body and your brain.
Wake up. Put down the pipe.
SCOTT ALBIN, Richland