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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.

Two More Club Drug Comas

Posted by Childress on September 22, 2006

I don’t know when this occurred; it’s from the New England Medical Journal, quoted in the Toledo Blade:

The girl found her boyfriend and his pal unconscious during a college party with plenty of alcohol. Instead of letting them sleep it off, she called 911.

“Drunk,” was the EMTs first thought. En route to the hospital, however, the boys slipped into a coma, and by arrival they didn’t even respond to pain.

The boys looked healthy. Blood and urine tests showed no common drugs or large amounts of alcohol. Then they stopped breathing, and were put on respirators. If the girlfriend had left them to “sleep,” they would have been brain dead in about 6 minutes.

Next day they regained consciousness and walked out of the hospital – unable to remember anything from the night before.

This is why spend time on this blog instead of with my family — in the hope that someone will read a story like this and think to call 911 because they understand the risk, and save the life of someone they love.

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5 Responses to “Two More Club Drug Comas”

  1. Dodgy said

    You have absolutely no idea what caused these coma’s but you’ve made and assumption anyway.

    You know what they say about assuming something… Making an Ass…. and all that.

  2. Childress said

    Sorry, the quote was a bit misleading. It was from a New England Journal of Medicine report on club drugs and the incident, it turns out, was pre-1995 when in the US testing for ecstasy and other club drugs was not that common, hence the reference to “no common drugs.” So it’s not an assumption.

  3. Dodgy said

    If nothing was found, yet you (or anybody else) decides to attibute it to club drugs then it can be nothing else but an assumption surely?

  4. Childress said

    I already explained this. It didn’t say nothing was found; it said the “common drugs” were not found. At the time, it wasn’t “common” to test for club drugs in the US. This was a MEDICAL JOURNAL article about club drugs. It was club drugs. Move on.

  5. jfk63 said

    Isn’t it most important that the guys lives were saved, obviously they had had too much of something!!!

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