Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Personal Responsibility? What's That?

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. 


ivan said...

Maybe if the parents (note plural) actually talked with their kids and explained the results of taking any sort of drugs usually ended in a Darwin award the kids might think before they did stupid things.

johnd2008 said...

My sons learned early about the effects of drugs when they witnessed the behaviour of three young lads in Liverpool.All three were as high as it is possible to be and still function after sniffing glue.That example was better than any lecture about the effects of strange substances.

Anonymous said...

Ah maybe don't buy this shit and take it might be the message that would save lives here.

Anonymous said...

Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to
my 4 year old daughter and said "You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear." She put the shell to
her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.

She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell

MrMC said...

Tell her there was just a bit of nip in the air

JuliaM said...

"Maybe if the parents (note plural) actually talked with their kids..."

These days, that's increasingly 'someone else's job' to so many parents...

"That example was better than any lecture about the effects of strange substances."

I sometimes wonder if they've seen this and decided it's OK because it's a relative!

"Tell her there was just a bit of nip in the air"