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Mon, 10 Jun 2002 10:57:03 -0700 (PDT)
Amen, Phil. I struggled with a drug habit when I was a young man. I know how powerful it can be, and how we sometimes romanticize self destructive behaviour in our culture. Mix these with a tendency toward addictive behaviour, melancholia and escapism (which seem to run deeper in certain individuals than others), and you have a recipe for disaster. I appreciated your post as it raises an issue that we all need to face. Those of us that haven't been addicts of one sort or another, likely know someone who is/was, or at the very least are forced to make sense of addiction as it surfaces so often on our cultural landscape.
clean is cool too,
bruce still alive and well in calgary
<HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=2>I have actually been having some unusual feelings about this. I always feel horribly when I hear about another human being losing their life for any reason. However, there is a part of me that is saddened because deaths by drug overdoses are completely avoidable. For decades, people know the dangers of drug use yet people still decide to try it and they get hooked and many OD.
<BR>Now, I know I am going to hear that crap (not from this list probably but from the media and other places) that he had problems and will be made out to be the victim. However, I know many people who probably have many more problems such as trying to feed their families and most do not become drug addicts.
<BR>For the life of me, I do not understand this. We have seen way too many talented people die from drug OD's and why people arent taking the example of those that died previously baffles me.
<BR>I hope this does not make me a bad person, I do not think I am. I am just a confused man who doesnt understand a phenomenon that has been with us for decades.
<BR>May God rest the souls of all those that perish from this plague and give strength to everyone alive to resist drugs.
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