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About This “Decade of Decline”

Watching the CBS Evening News this evening, I saw their story on the rise of teen drug and alcohol use after what they called the “decade of decline.” I quickly realized that they were talking about last decade. As in the 2000s. ‘Did we live in the same decade?’ I thought. I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count the number of times I heard classmates talking about drugs, alcohol, and how to combine the two. Some were even coming to school high. I guess the real difference is that we were better at covering it up, and what we didn’t manage to hide, the adults around us did. Just had to get that off my chest. Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming. One more thing: Don’t believe this decade of decline bullshit is the point of this post.