Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Trap of Drugs

Drugs are promoted to our kids at a very young age.

On TV and in films it is shown as the cool thing to do.

Kids are also told that it is really not dangerous and you can always stop if you want to. These are lies that destroy lives.

It is important for all of us to do whatever we can to provide them with the truth about drugs.

The son of a friend of mine is a case in point.

He as a very bright child and quite a good artist. A sculptor.

Shy and quiet, but he seemed quite happy in what he was doing.

He started smoking marijuana and hashish when he was still an adolescent.

By the time he was 16 he was completely withdrawn and had isolated himself from the rest of his family. He and his girlfriend lived together in a tiny room in a low income area.

He injured himself really badly one night when he was sculpting while stoned, severing most of tendons in the wrist area. Fortunately it was his left hand that was damaged and he was right handed.

His girlfriend, who was a very lovely and friendly girl, whose personality seemed to balance his serious nature, became quite desponent herself and attempted suicide a couple of times. And I wish I could give you good news about them, but the two of them just disappeared several years ago.

They packed up one night, without letting their families know, and took off for Colorado.

Their parents have been unable to find them.

Not every kid who takes drugs disappears off the face of the Earth, but so many of them do come to harm, and if they knew what these drugs do before they started at least they would have the freedom to chose what they wanted to do. With only the pro-drug PR they don't have that choice.

The Church of Scientology International has just published an excellent set of anti-drug booklets anyone is welcome to use.

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