Pubdate: Fri, 13 Oct 2006
Source: Chilliwack Progress (CN BC)
Copyright: 2006 The Chilliwack Progress
Author: Anonymous
Note: Name withheld by publication


I appreciated the article "How meth wormed its way in" (Progress,  
Oct. 6.) Last Friday my family learned the hard way that ecstasy is  
laced or cut with meth. My 14-year-old daughter who attends Middle  
School in the Sardis area, was associating with the girls who had  
what they believed to be ecstasy (which is bad enough). To my  
disappointment, my child chose to experiment as well. (Yes, she has  
been educated on the dangers of drug use.)

In any case, she was discovered by a concerned neighbour, trying to  
make her way home and clearly under the influence of something. Upon  
discovering this, I immediately took her to the hospital, where we  
waited for hours to get results of a crime analysis. These girls  
believed they were taking ecstasy, however, my daughter had meth in  
her system. No other drug even showed, and they tested for pretty  
much everything. I was glad I had her tested.

I was proven right in that you don't know what's in the drugs  
available on the streets. Young people get addicted. Kids have died.  
Meth, as the doctor stated, induces schizophrenia. The brain damage  
is irreversible. And kids are taking meth not knowing that they are.  
This is scary, and dangerous. I wish for people to be aware of these  
dangers. Please, parents, talk to your kids.
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