The family of a 17-year-old who died at a music festival in 2019 after taking illegal drugs have urged...
Other teenagers to beware of illegal substances?
Pshaw! Of course not!
...organisers to be “realistic and practical” about substance use at their events in order to save lives.
Are they lives worth saving? Or are they the equivalent of Ug and his failure to be sufficiently wary of the big kitty with the huge teeth in prehistoric times?
“We are tormented by the fact that Anya’s death was avoidable,” her aunt, Anna Short, told the Guardian.
“Drug deaths should not just be a fact of life. If people are made clearly aware that drugs which are toxic are in circulation, then it can help them make more informed choices.”
Hey, if she didn't know that MDMA, cocaine and ketamine - all of which were found in her system - at the age of 17, whose fault is that?
Short urged more festivals to introduce drug-checking services, which allow substances to be submitted for testing to check for potential contamination, with results delivered as part of healthcare consultations.
Shouldn't any 'healthcare consultation' simply be 'Don't take this shit, love'..?
“We’ve all been told not to do things, especially when you’re young. Your basic psychology often leads you to do the opposite. We need to be realistic and practical and have a grown-up conversation about drugs.”
Just tell them if they don't steer clear of the stuff circulating at the festival, they won't grow up.