I wish to to take exception to Jim Murray's column about drug abuse. How dare he equate "recreational drug use" with "suicide?" Hasn't Mr. Murray ever enjoyed a beer, a few drinks or a coffee and a smoke after working hours? If so, then he too is a user of "recreational drugs." His commentary implies that anyone who has ever whiffed a line of cocaine and not regretted it has a dark soul. Not true, Mr. Murray.
I submit there are two kinds of cocaine users: one who uses over and over until the drug starts using him, and one who might accept a few gift lines at a party, stay up late, then resume a normal life without even thinking of cocaine.