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.

An Unusual Drug Death

Posted by Childress on June 19, 2006

Drugs alter the brain; that's why people take them.  Sometimes, they alter all reason right out of the brainpan, resulting in strage tragedies like this, from the Liverpool (UK) Daily Echo:

A man jumped to his death after realising he was on the wrong bus, a court heard.

Michael Anderson, of Mark Rake, Bromborough, was travelling to Birkenhead with his girlfriend when the pair realised the bus was heading towards the Queensway tunnel.

Mr Anderson asked the driver to stop and activated the front door when he refused.

The 31-year-old, who had traces of alcohol and methadone in his system at the time of his death, fell out as the vehicle turned a corner and went under a rear wheel.

Does anyone think he would have jumped if there were no drugs in his system?

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2 Responses to “An Unusual Drug Death”

  1. Dodgy said

    What on earth makes you think he jumped?

  2. Childress said

    Only this: “A man jumped to his death ….”

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