Crossing the lines
Friday, October 26, 2012
On one side of the room, a small sign labeled “Strongly Agree” was taped to the wall. On the other side, a similar sign read “Strongly Disagree.” Between the two walls, 16 teenagers — all Calvary Lutheran High School students — stood in attentively in a line.
Time and again, Joy Sweeney, executive director of the Council for Drug Free Youth, asked the students to share their attitudes about drugs and alcohol by moving closer to one wall or the other.
While most students disagreed with the notion that “drinking helps people deal with problems,” they were less clear about whether or not people are “more accepted if they drink or smoke pot.”