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.

Archive for the ‘PCP’ Category

Man Charged with Killing Son with PCP Smoke

Posted by Childress on July 15, 2006

Here’s a sad story of an infant who is dead because his dad, Julio Rivera, was allegedly so whacked out on drugs he didn’t realize PCP smoke isn’t good for babies.  And the mom, Cynthia Morales, was too whacked out to do anything about it.  From Newsday:

A Brentwood (NY) man with a long history of violence, drug addiction and Satanic worship was charged Friday with killing his 5-month-old son Eric, an infant he often subdued by blowing marijuana laced with PCP into his mouth, authorities said.

The infant was found motionless in the back seat of Rivera’s car on March 31. Rivera and Morales were living then with several relatives in Brentwood.

Rivera … was charged with second-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child. …

“In his short life, Eric was repeatedly exposed to PCP-laced marijuana,” said [prosecutor Nancy] Clifford. “The child had repeated and acute brain injury consistent with shaken-baby syndrome.”

The marijuana and angel dust combination was blown into the child’s face “to silence the baby when he was fussing,” Clifford said.

Of course the defendants deny guilt. We’ll let the decidedly more sober and sane courts decide.

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