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.

Pot Use in Ireland Worries Officials

Posted by Childress on July 7, 2006

As a new report reveals that 28,000 people are hooked on marijuana in Ireland, a leading drug control official of that country, Cecelia Keaveney expressed these worries to The Irish News:

“Cannabis can be and is a serious threat to your young people.

“Cannabis abuse occurs at an age when young people are particularly vulnerable to mental health problems.

“Cannabis alone can cause psychotic episodes which can take as long as two years to recover from.

“Unborn children of young women who believe that cannabis is shameless are also at risk.

“The references in our report to impairment of brain function because of cannabis abuse is frightening.

“Those who promote cannabis as being harmless and cool do all of us a disservice.”

Couldn’t agree more.

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