VOICE of THE PEOPLE
This weeks question: HOW DO YOU ACCOUNT FOR THE INCREASED USE OF HEROIN IN THE COMMUNITY AND WHAT DO YOU THINK CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT?
Sarah Brown, street freek: Well, I think that alot of people have forgotten what it means to take drugs. Like marijuana, or LSD or something like that are great but people got bored and fed-up because of the last grass famine there was and there was alot cf junk around so people started getting into that.
Muskrat, panhandler: More wine should be drank and more acid should be in circulation -- hundreds of thousands, ten thousand hits of acid ' and more people should get into wine, you know wine's far-out. Wine and whiskey all the time.
Jerry Scott, college student: There's definitely an increase. . . there's alot of people coming back from the war, from the army, I think that's one hang-up that there's alot of people doing it over there, bringing it back too . . I know alot of it is coming from overseas, alot of it is coming back from the army, ALOT of it.
Jackie Humbert, flower vendor & student: One thing I didn't know there was an increase! But probably because they try to repress things llke marijuana so much. . . I don't know that much about it.
Gary Ireland, manager, Centicore Books: I think what the Rainbow People's Party and the street people in town are trying to do is probably the best that can be done right now - trying to really explain what a bummer smack is. . .