The Drug Report

Facts about what can go wrong when people use drugs

  • The Best Drug Info Ever?

    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.

Mandatory Steroid Tests in NJ

Posted by Childress on June 8, 2006

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:

New Jersey sports officials yesterday approved the nation's first statewide system to test high school athletes for steroids. Students who fail drug tests will be suspended and stripped of any medals they won.

The policy will go into effect for the 2006-07 school year, and urine testing will be done only on individuals or members of teams that have qualified for postseason tournaments sponsored by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.

Athletes can be tested for about 100 banned substances – including diuretics and performance-enhancing drugs such as steroids and amphetamines – under the program adopted by the association. If a violation is found, the athlete will receive a one-year suspension from interscholastic sports and be stripped of any medal that had been awarded from the tournament. Teams will not be penalized.

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