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.

“Promise Thrown Away”

Posted by Childress on June 24, 2006

In early June, parents who had lost their children to drugs gathered in Washington DC for a candlelight vigil to honor their children … and warn others.

The Washington Post ran an article on the vigil, which you can read here.  Unfortunately, the article focuses exclusively on cocaine.

Parents at the Vigil had many more stories to tell: Kids who died from ecstasy and GHB, from prescription drugs and over the counter cold medicines, from meth.  It's too bad the Post didn't report the whole story.

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