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Look. It’s been a good few years since I was in high school or college, so it’s a while since I had to sit through any kind of anti-drug programming. Maybe things are different now. Maybe I am the one who is out of touch.

However, I gotta say: This advice from Kellyanne Conway is weird.

At the Generation Next forum at the White House, Conway, who, aside from randomly serving as Donald Trump’s point person on solving the opioid crisis, is very possibly the next White House communications director, began a discussion on opioids on college campuses with this very interesting and thought-provoking wisdom (emphasis added):

CONWAY: On our college campuses, your folks are reading the labels, they won’t put any sugar in their body, they don’t eat carbs any more, and they’re very very fastidious about what goes into their body, and then you buy a street drug for $5 or $10, it’s laced with fentanyl, and that’s it. So I guess my short advice is, as somebody double your age, eat the ice cream, have the french fry, don’t buy the street drug, believe me, it all works out.

Hmm!

I also just finished a short-lived experiment with the “keto” diet—and by “finished” I mean “recklessly abandoned because I wanted to eat sticky toffee pudding and fish and chips while I was in England”—and I will say that I agree that you should eat the french fry, and that since I started eating carbs again, I have not felt the need to buy any street drugs. Believe me, it all works out!