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Offers alternative to post 9-11 terrorism fear

To the editor:

Though it's most noticeable at airports, many people don't see how much our daily lives are affected by the fear of terrorist attacks and acts of senseless violence.

This fear is created by sensationalizing military conflicts and supposed threats of chemical or biological warfare tactics.

To look further into this situation, one can find that the increase in societal anxiety leads to huge numbers of our population turning to both legal and illegal drugs to curb the mental anguish, both of which can easily lead to addiction. A person only needs to look at the rise in prescription drug use since the Sept. 11, 2001 attack.

What is ironic is that chemicals are often used to treat the fear, depression or apathy, which bring more side effects and can lead to more chemicals to "treat" those too.

Truthfully, this does not have to happen, as there are healthy solutions available.

This drug-free social education model developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard continually restores life on a daily basis in 35 countries around the world and is spreading rapidly to help more.

Luke Catton

Canadian, Oklahoma

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