The Drug Report

Facts about what can go wrong when people use drugs

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    A big part of my inspiration for The Drug Report was Beth Pearce's amazing film, VOICE OF THE VICTIMS: TRUE STORIES OF ECSTASY AND KETAMINE. The film simply lets the victims of drug tragedies tell their stories. It's real life, it's undeniable, and it's incredibly powerful. I'm sure Beth has saved many, many lives, and it is my hope that this blog will do so as well. To learn more about her film, go to Voice Of The Victims.

    FACTS ARE FACTS

    A friend of mine likes to say, "You're entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts."

    When it comes to drugs, there are lots of opinions out there: Some think drugs are safe and fun, some think they're dangerous and frightening, and many think everything in between.

    But facts are facts, and when someone dies from drugs, or someone is murdered by a person who is on drugs, or is raped by someone who has given them drugs, that's just a fact. Drug users who actively promote drug use rail against these facts, and I expect they'll be commenting regularly on The Drug Report. But they can't change the facts.

50 Meth Deaths in Stockton Area

Posted by Childress on June 5, 2006

California's San Joaquin County, just south of Sacramento, is seeing a big increase in meth use … and meth deaths, according to this AP report:

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) Methamphetamine killed 50 San Joaquin County residents last year, more than any other illegal drug, a county coroner's report said.

Heroin, which killed 15 people in the county between 2004 and 2005, has been second to methamphetamine for four straight years, the coroner said.

County drug treatment programs have seen demand quadruple in the past five years due to meth, officials said.

"Meth is undercover in so many ways," said Gospel Center Rescue Mission drug counselor Joseph Tabangcura. "It's hiding behind violence. It's hiding behind the gangs."

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