The Meth Book-In Photo Lady

Remember our meth girl? Well, here's a letter about her in todays Morning News: Re: "Addict's photos make big picture hard to miss," by Steve Blow, Sunday Metro. Mr. Blow's column misses the big picture. Scare tactics have never stopped kids from using drugs. Look at the studies on our most famous scare tactic program, DARE. The Roseanne Holland booking photos do not show a woman insufficiently frightened as a child. They show a woman arrested and imprisoned because of her addiction, instead of being treated for it. How would Roseanne Holland have looked after 10 years if she had been arrested and imprisoned for diabetes? Would she have lived that long? Suzanne Wills, Drug Policy Forum of Texas, Dallas