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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.

Warning to Brit Vodka Drinkers!

Posted by Childress on September 15, 2006

Funny how things work out … just the other day I made a point about alcohol being safe, medically at least, because of rigorous control over its manufacture.  Now this:

British drinkers have been warned to look out for illegal bottles of vodka that could blind or kill, the Sun newspaper reports.

A bottle of Kremlin Vodka with sixteen times the recommended maximum amount of methanol was found on sale at a provincial shop the paper said. Trading Standards officers fear it is available across the North West and urged consumers to contact them if they come across it.

Methanol is a toxic chemical often used in bootleg liquor. Even moderate amounts can kill and initial effects may include drowsiness, inebriation. Delayed symptoms include blindness.

Kremlin Vodka comes in 1-litre clear glass bottles with a picture of the Kremlin on a red label and marked 37.5% vol, Bottled in Russia.

Be forewarned!

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2 Responses to “Warning to Brit Vodka Drinkers!”

  1. Chris said

    alcohol safe? alcohol is the most destructive drug out there. It is physically and mentally addicting, you can die just from the withdrawal or accute overdose, causes heart disease, cirrossis of the liver, enlarged liver, enlarged heart, cancer of the esophogus, cancer of the stomach, wetbrain, the DT’s, seizures. alcohol is so intoxicating it has the highest rate of accidental deaths while under the influince. It causes many people to become violent and abusive, blackouts, poor judgement, etc. alcohol is ANYTHING but safe.

  2. Childress said

    You said it much better than I did. Thanks!

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