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.

Deadly Cocaine in Newcastle?

Posted by Childress on October 9, 2006

This post will generate many comments demanding that drugs be legalized; I will post none of them because the purpose of The Drug Report is to alert people of drug dangers, not to discuss drug policy issues.

According to the Newcastle (England) Evening Chronicle, drug users in the Newcastle area must be on the alert — there may be a batch of deadly cocaine in the city. 

Tests are being carried out today to discover if killer drugs are for sale on the streets.

It’s feared a rogue batch of cocaine is to blame for the death of a teenager and has left a woman fighting for life.  Mark Brown, 18, died in Newcastle General Hospital, his death comes as it emerged a person is being killed by drugs in the North East every week.

Mark, of Dove Close, Killingworth, North Tyneside, was one of three people admitted to hospital over the last few days showing similar symptoms of drugs misuse.

A 27-year-old woman, also from North Tyneside, is in a critical condition and a 22-year-old from Hebburn, has been discharged from hospital after treatment.  All three were initially admitted to North Tyneside General.

Police said initial drugs analysis had proved inconclusive and further tests will be carried out today.  It is understood Mark had suffered delayed signs of paralysis as aresult of the adverse reaction to the drugs.

Please be careful!


One Response to “Deadly Cocaine in Newcastle?”

  1. why would this generate many comments demanding that drugs be legalized? I think it would be the opposite…

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