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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.

Toddler Dies of Alcohol Poisoning

Posted by Childress on August 10, 2006

Alcohol doesn’t get written about enough on The Drug Report — but it is an awful killer and a creator of great tragedies, like this, as reported by AP:

CAMDEN Miss. — An autopsy shows an 11-month-old baby died of alcohol poisoning and now his mother faces a murder charge, authorities say.

The 11-month-old boy had a blood alcohol level of .4 percent when he died on May 11, officials said.

“We have stabbings and shootings and such, but this is the first time I’ve had something like this,” said Madison County Sheriff’s Department investigator Kelly Edgar. “It’s hard to deal with. It’s hard to imagine someone doing something like that to a child, especially an 11-month-old.”

Kadarrius Douglas died at the mobile home in Camden where he lived. An autopsy was performed that day, Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland said.

The toxicology report came back a month later, indicating Kadarrius had the blood alcohol level of .4 percent when he died. The cause of death was ruled to be ethyl-alcohol intoxication, Breeland said.

Who knows what went on in that trailer! Did Douglas pass out and young Kadarrius somehow find a bottle of booze? Was Hattie out of formula so she drunkenly thought she’d give her boy a little nip instead?

Whatever it was, it’s sad evidence of the fact that sometimes drugs do nothing more than cause people to make bad decisions, with tragic results.

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One Response to “Toddler Dies of Alcohol Poisoning”

  1. Marina Wiseman said

    It is hard to believe that someone could do such a horrible thing to a child. My prayers are with that precious baby. Whom has undoubtably made his transition home to be with the Lord GOD.

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