Not really a victimless crime.
But opium is a natural herb. It cures autism, cancer, epilepsy and many other medical problems.
[Little irony and sarcasm there.]
It was of a young man who overdosed on heroin. But you couldnt tell from first glance that there was anything human in that photo. It depicted what happened sometime before the city workers found the body.
More than thirty years later and it haunts me still.
If every young person in America could see the photo I looked at that day, there would be no drug problem. At all.
Lord have mercy. 23 years old.
This epidemic is so sad. I know two families that lost children to the dragon. I also know the mother of another addict, currently clean with the help of kratom and a have a next door neighbor that is using or was. He looks like death. His brother was also an addict before he death.
For some reason this epidemic really touches me. I am active in Face Book groups where many member are addicts in recovery.
My heart breaks for this poor dad. What he will never get is that his love is not what this girls death was about.
The girls bravado that she would NEVER use again should have sent off flares and alarm bells. That thinking almost always comes to a bad end. Just for today....that I can do.
May God bring this family some peace
Sad. Father is a marine who runs the local toys for tots drive.
I would ALWAYS be there to bail her out of whatever she got herself into,
I found the problem.
“We did good raising our kids and Tanya even officially adopted Karisten before we moved to California and was listed on her birth certificate since my sperm catcher wanted nothing to do with K, and then allegedly taught her to blow Zannies when they met and she branded my daughter with Gawd awful scratch tattoos”
Um..We did good? Blowing “Zannies” (urban dictionary says Zanax)and getting scratch tats is good parenting? I’m sorry, and certainly not saying anyone deserved this, but it sound like the environment was incredibly permissive.
Heartbreak. Heartbreak. Just heartbreak.
I know a man who recently lost his young adult daughter to drugs. Do you know what he did about a month after she was found dead, abandoned in a rural party spot by the friends who had been partying with her? He went through all of her Facebook posts and responded to every single one.
An example, like maybe she was showing off her new shirt. Being silly. So dad went on and wrote You look fantastic in that shirt, green was always your color, you have the best smile in the world and I wish I had told you that every day.
This kind of comment on everything she had posted for years. If you want to see how to make tears pour out of your eyes instantly, read this bereaved dads comments. Youd be inhuman not to tear up at his pain.
Having been sober for a long time, her tolerance was doubtless significantly lowered.
Of course—since the drug was contraband, and therefore available only on the black market—whatever this poor girl did purchase was of utterly unknown composition and dosage.
Thus, the combination of these factors—reduced tolerance and unknown dosage—resulted in an unspeakably tragic incident in which this girl lost her life.
So I'll merely note the fact that the tidy, oversimplified authoritarian "solution" to this societal problem—Prohibition, in all of its draconian glory—unambiguously contributed to the circumstances surrounding this young girl's tragic death—by gratuitously escalating the risks associated with her engaging in recreational drug use.
I'll further opine that if this sh-t were decriminalized, this girl might—just might—still be alive today. Under such circumstances, there would at least remain the possibility of (yet another) rehab, even if she remained an addict—an option which (I submit) would be infinitely preferable to what occurred under the current state of affairs.
Let the floodgates of righteous indignation—and the attendant abuse of those who decry the Tyranny of Prohibition—now gush forth.
I deeply regret the comments which invariably emanate from these threads, as the Prohibitionist crowd and the decriminalization crowd trade sarcastic insults—all while a girl's father grieves—so I'm going to try to refrain from such shenanigans, conclude my remarks, and pray that this poor girl's soul is received into the unconditionally loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ...