The Drug Report

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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.


    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.

Mom Dead from GHB on Cruise

Posted by Childress on June 13, 2006

Dianne Brimble used to be a mom saving hard to take her kid on a South Pacific cruise. 

Now, after finally raising the money and saying "bon voyage" to her friends, she's the subject of a coroner's inquest.  Here's the story from The Australian:

Brimble died on board the P&O cruise liner Pacific Sky from an overdose of the party drug GHB on the morning of September 24, 2002. She had saved for two years to take her 12-year-old daughter, Tahlia, on a South Pacific holiday and on the first night of the 10-day voyage had gone to a disco.Brimble was last seen dancing with a group of eight men from Adelaide. Several hours later she died on the floor of a cabin shared by four of the men.

The inquest heard that during the night one of the men took photographs of Mr Wilhelm having sex with Brimble.

Lawyers assisting the coroner have suggested her drink was spiked with GHB, also known as fantasy.

The eight men — Mr Wilhelm, Letterio Silvestri, Ryan Kuchel, Sakelaros Kambouris, Petar Pantic, Dragan Losic and Luigi Vitale — have been subpoenaed but have not yet been called to give evidence.

Assuming the allegations are true, the amazing thing about this story is that if Brimble's attackers — and they ARE attackers, as sure as beating a woman to rape her — had simply raped and not murdered, there probably would have been no police report, no inquest, no trial, no justice.

But she was raped, and she was murdered — and that's evil.


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