How to stop the drug problem is much too big a problem for me, BUT, using the legalizing of alcohol as a positive move isn't a good argument. It may be legal but what are the effects of it? The figure of 50,00 people killed in the drug wars is probably true, but what about the 30- 40,000 innocents killed by drunk drivers every year? What about the thousands of broken homes and abused wives and children resulting from legal alcolhol use? In a time of high unemployment and tight budgets, how many jobs are lost and how many times are food and other essentials put off so people can drink? As we make drinking glamorous and the way to have fun and make friends on TV and movies, how are chilren supposed to learn some of the bad effects?