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.

Just Another Drunk Driving Accident …

Posted by Childress on August 10, 2006

… just another unthinkable tragedy.  This one’s from my hometown — an event that happened on a road I regularly drive on.

A woman whose 6-year-old son was killed when their car crashed on the San Joaquin Hills toll road in Newport Beach was booked Wednesday on suspicion of felony driving under the influence, authorities said.

California Highway Patrol officers said Julie Ann Smith, 46, of Costa Mesa lost control of her car Tuesday night as she tried to pass traffic on the right shoulder, striking a guardrail.

Her son Trevor was flung out of the Lexus LS400 and was killed instantly. The CHP said the car was traveling 90 mph when it crashed.

CHP Officer Jennifer Hink said witnesses reported that Smith was driving erratically in the northbound lanes shortly after 9 p.m. before she struck the guardrail near the Jamboree Road exit.

The boy, who was wearing a seat belt, was ejected as the car spun repeatedly.

Seatbelts were not enough to save this poor boy from his mom’s alcohol-induced bad decision-making.

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