Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Opinion

May 1, 2014

Drug counselor 'more pound-wise than penny-foolish'

Editor, Townsman:

There is, in fact, a drug problem in Andover and elsewhere. There are costs to that, for the abusers, their families and their communities. Those costs can be measured in money as well as heartbreak.

Appointing a drug counselor to Andover Youth Services acknowledges the problem and addresses it. That, alone, makes it worthwhile. It may also even be cost-effective, both for town government and families, making the expense far more pound-wise than penny-foolish.

Michael Kempster

132 Holt Road

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