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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.

Ecstasy, Ketamine Kill 13-year-old in China

Posted by Childress on July 30, 2006

Police in the Chinese city of Mongkok, a part of Kowloon, Hong Kong, have raided discos, made arrests and siezed drugs following the death of 13-year-old Chek Wai-yin.  The girl allegedly took a mixture of Ecstasy and ketamine before she collapsed and died on Wednesday.

The South China Morning Post reports:

Wai-yin went to a disco in Mongkok Road with a 20-year-old female friend shortly before 1am, said police.

Before dawn, she complained of dizziness and left the disco with her friend, taking a rest outside a public toilet in Mongkok Road.

“The pair then walked to Canton Road, Mongkok, where they took a rest again. The girl subsequently collapsed there and her friend called police at 6.15am,” a police spokesman said.

The girl was declared dead before arrival at Kwong Wah Hospital.

“Initial investigations showed that she did indeed take some recreational drug at the disco,” a police source said. The source added it appeared to be a mixture of ketamine and Ecstasy but it was not known how much of the drugs the girl had taken. …

“I hope this tragic incident can send a strong message to young people that drugs not only harm their health but can kill them,” said the head of the Customs Drug Investigation Bureau, Ben Leung Lun-cheung.

One hopes ….

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2 Responses to “Ecstasy, Ketamine Kill 13-year-old in China”

  1. Dodgy said

    News Flash: People know there are risks and decide to take them anyway, and they always will.

  2. Childress said

    News flash! People need to be told of the risks. Every day a new group of people gets to the point in their lives where they’re considering taking drugs for the first time, or taking a certain drug for the first time, or going back to drug-taking behavior.

    Sites like this have to keep the news in front of them in the hopes that they’ll have the information they need because:

    News Flash! Lots of people know the risks and therefore decide NOT to take them.

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