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.


    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 Kills Canadian Teen

Posted by Childress on July 30, 2006

Multiple organ failure — the same painful death that killed Sara and Steven, whose deaths are profiled in the Voice of the Victims films — is the cause of death for a Toronto teen who took Ecstasy:

A probe into the Ecstasy drug death of a 15-year-old Ajax teen has spread across the Greater Toronto Area as police nabbed two teenage girls as they work their way “up the food chain.”

Two girls – aged 15 and 16 – were arrested by Durham Regional Police in raids on homes in Ajax yesterday.

The girls — who cannot be identified because of youth laws — are jointly charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and will likely have a bail hearing over the weekend.

The pair are alleged to have sold Ecstasy pills to the Ajax teen, who died in hospital from multiple organ failure and other complications July 19 — four days after she collapsed and fell into a coma, police said.

Police cautioned drug users in the area to avoid yellow ecstasy tabs with musical notes printed on them. 

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