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.

    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.

Breast Milk Meth Death Trial Drags On

Posted by Childress on August 12, 2006

The legal wranglings in the Amy Leanne Prien murder trial in Riverside, CA drag on and on.  Prien has been convicted of second degree murder and four counts of child endangerment in the death of her 3-month-old son Jacob W. Smith, by feeding him breast milk after she had gotten high on methamphetimine.

Now a defense motion to dismiss the murder charge has been heard by the Superior Court, which sent the motion to the trial judge, asking for a ruling. 

So far, Prien’s been convicted, overturned, re-tried, had a hung jury and may be tried a third time for murder.  Attorneys are even arguing over who should sentence her on the child endangerement convictions that still stand.

Poor little Jacob must not be lost in all these legal arguments.  He died terribly and far too young.  Please remember him.  And if you’re a meth user and a young mother, please, please, please remember this story and protect your child!

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