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.

Agitated on E, Boy Falls to Death

Posted by Childress on August 29, 2006

Graham Bousfield was 19 and on a camping trip near Lancaster, England with his friends.  A little beer, a little Ecstasy, a little accident … and Bousfield was dead.

The coroner’s report found significant amounts of Ecstasy and alcohol in his system, and a head injury that mercifully killed him quickly.

Was this just a stumbling alcohol death?  I don’t think so, and here’s why:

They had all been drinking but Graham’s friend, 17-year-old Cassandra Bemford, told the inquest he had seemed uncomfortable and agitated. She said: “He was talking about anything random and anything that popped into his head. He was also twitching. He said he wanted to go rock climbing and we all said no.”

That sounds like Ecstasy and alcohol getting together in a particularly bad way.

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