NY Daily News—Outreach Academy Aims to Get Middle-schoolers Back on Track

But Jeffrey Butts, who examines crime reduction strategies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said programs that label recreational drug users as addicts can be actually be dangerous. “Trying marijuana is typical during the teenage years,” he said. So “we can end up doing more harm than good by singling someone out and saying ‘you’re not normal and we need to do something special with you .’”