Most of the drug awards schemes that I am aware of focus (almost entirely) on people who are visibly involved in the ‘war against drugs’. This is how we end up with a situation where, in most cases, the drug awards go to the ‘activists’ who run various ‘community organizations’ whose work revolves around the fight against drugs. Now I have nothing against this state of affairs, and I wouldn’t want to depreciate the good work that is done by such activists. What I do have, however, is a suggestion about other unique categories of people who should be considered for the drug awards.
One unique category of people who should be considered for drug awards is that of folks who have successfully fought against drug addictions. These should be applauded, and held up as icons to symbolize the fact that ‘success is possible’ in the fight against drugs. Other people who should be rewarded alongside them are the ones who have walked with them on the difficult journey towards overcoming drug addiction. Even family members who have offered support remotely through email can be rewarded. A family member may do something as simple as going to the Att email login page, logging into his or her email account there, and sending an email with an encouraging message to a relative who is trying to overcome drug addiction. Alternatively, the said person may use the email solution offered at www.sbcglogal.net. This whole thing, revolving around the usage of email to offer support to people who are trying to overcome drug addiction may not look like much. But often, it is such ‘small’ things that make the difference between victory and failure in the struggle against drug addiction.
Another unique category of people who should be considered for drug awards is that of folks who run successful rehabilitation centers. The importance of the role that these people play cannot be gainsaid, and it is hard to fathom why we rarely see them being recipients of drug awards.
There is another unique category of people who should be considered for drug awards: that of folks who come up with innovations that turn out to be very useful in the fight against drugs.
Another unique category of people who should be considered for drug awards is that of law enforcement officers whose work may have been instrumental in keeping many youth from the harm caused by drugs. True, the role of law enforcement officers in these sorts of matters is often controversial. Yet there is no denying of the fact that the fight against drugs would be much more difficult without their help.