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.

“Bait Rape?” That’s a New One

Posted by Childress on June 9, 2006

We've heard of "date rape," which is better called "drug-assisted rape," because dating is rarely involved.  Now there's "bait rape," where a sleezeball uses drugs as bait to get a victim where he wants her.  From the Express newspapers in England:

FORMER Coronation Street star Chris Quinten was "predatory and manipulative" and used cocaine to "bait" a young woman in a nightclub to rape her, a court was told yesterday.

Club promoter Quinten, 48, was accused of "grooming" the pretty brunette, who is now 22 and cannot be named for legal reasons. He denies raping her at the 10 Rooms club in Piccadilly Circus on June 25 last year. Quinten, of west London, who played Brian Tilsley in the ITV soap, insists sex was consensual and that no drugs were involved, despite admitting to having used cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis.

But Linda Strudwick, prosecuting, told Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court: "He was a classic bully. He knew he could manipulate her, and manipulate her he did." The trial continues. 

You know, it actually isn't new at all.  It happens all the time; this time a TV star is accused of it, so it's making the news.

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