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Drugs and alcohol are portrayed in a positive, fun light in pop culture, but that doesn't tell the whole story.

OPINION: Pop culture depicts drugs too positively

PORTIA SIMMONS, Evergreen columnist September 8, 2020

In honor of September being National Recovery Month, I decided to investigate today’s depictions of drug use through pop culture, social media, television and the negative effects of it. Ken Faunce,...

Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) experiences the DEA training curriculum on Clandestine Laboratories in this mock meth lab in Quantico, Virginia,  Feb. 12, 2007. Over the past 20 years, more than 12,000 mostly state and local law enforcement officers have taken the week-long DEA course on raiding and securing a meth lab.

DEA training

Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) experiences the DEA training curriculum on Clandestine Laboratories in this mock meth lab in Quantico, Virginia,  Feb. 12, 2007. Over the past 20 years, more than 12,000 mostly...

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