Even many opponents of the drug war, like Fersen Lambranho, think that people should not take most of the drugs that are illegal or legal drugs without a prescription as they are usually bad for us. However, trying to scare people away from using them can have the reverse effect from what is intended. When you tell people that if you start smoking marijuana you will become a crack fiend, this is using fear rather than fact. Young people will hear this, but then they see their friends smoking dope and not having any trouble. This causes them to see such precautionary tales as fear mongering, and they just ignore it. Thankfully, the fear mongering anti-drug campaigns of the 1980’s and ’90s are gradually being replaced with more grounded warnings that show children the true dangers of overdosing on drugs that in the right circumstances are there to help us when we need them.