The Drug Report

Facts about what can go wrong when people use drugs

  • The Best Drug Info Ever?

    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.

Drug Crimes, Deaths Grow in Russia

Posted by Childress on August 10, 2006

Here’s a disturbing report out of the Russian Federation, reported by the TASS news service:

According to the FSKN (Federal Drug Control Service) official, the number of crimes committed under the influence of drugs is continuing to grow in Russia.

[Drug control official] Oleg Kharichkin pointed out that some 12,500 such crimes were registered last year alone. “Police have solved 5,600 such crimes and almost half of them are grave crimes or felonies – murders, robberies and brigandage,” the FSKN deputy director stressed. Law enforcement agencies have detained some 4,000 persons suspected of committing such crimes,” Kharichkin said.

Besides, according to the official, the country is currently registering a growth in mortality rate from the use of drugs, including synthetic narcotics. “Young people have a vague idea of what may be the consequences of their consumption and which dose will cause irreversible alterations in the organism,” noted the FSKN official. “Hoping to get more thrilling sensations drug addicts without apprehension take new, more concentrated kinds of, say, ecstasy and their heart fails as a result,” Kharichkin pointed out.

Boy, if there ever was an endorsement of what I’m trying to do here, it’s that quote from Kharichkin: “Young people may have a vague idea of what may be consequences …”

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