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.

Robert Downey Jr. on a Drugged Life

Posted by Childress on August 12, 2006

The current issue of Riviera/Orange County Magazine, which is not available on-line, has an interview with Robert Downey Jr. accompanied by some shocking images of him modeling clothes in various states of staged drug-induced oblivion.

Photos aside, the article contains some interesting stuff, including these quotes from the oft-troubled actor:

“I’m reputed to be the poster boy for insaniac, drug-fueled ne’re-do-wellism, and I can’t deny any of that, but past a certain point, it wasn’t much of a choice.  At some point, you just find yourself in the backwoods of Pennsylvania wondering whether your runaway train will crash ….

“Listen.  I’ll talk to people who are f*****g up, who are on the brink, who are where I was.  And I’ll say something to them now.  I’ll call them on things.  I’ll say, ‘I see you on the other side of this.’  Half the time I’ll say it because you’re supposed to say it, but then sometimes, every once in a while, you see the light go back on in homey’s eyes and you’re like, ‘Holy s***, maybe there’s a reason I’ve been put on this EArth.”

There is, Robert, there is.  Prayers to you that you’ll stay sober and make the most of it.


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