Heroin Overdose Discovered During Traffic Stop

Jan 16, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Patch.com

A Frankfort man faces felony drug charges after he was pulled over by the police while a passenger overdosed in his car, police reports state.

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Mike

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So many heroin stories lately, we have to start educating our children. We need to scare the s$it out of them. They need to understand the path and the statistics they face if they choose to do drugs.
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Mike wrote:
So many heroin stories lately, we have to start educating our children. We need to scare the s$it out of them. They need to understand the path and the statistics they face if they choose to do drugs.
Kids think that 'it won't happen to me'
Most know the dangers. We were all like that at that age. I'm thankful we didn't have crazy drugs at my age. Weed was the worst thing going around.

We need to get it off the street, or at least away from the kids.
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Scaring them isn't the answer. Educating them on how horrible it is for you is the answer. Contrarily, if your kid is a worthless idiot, buy them some.
Mike

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I think you can scare and educate at the same time. And yes, big guy, I agree with you - thank god none of thi was around when we all were younger.

There are some great statics outs there about drugs -- do a google search and help educate your community.

p.s. i want to punch the kid for smiling in his mug shot!
Scared straight

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Jan 17, 2013
 
Oh they need to be scared straight alright!

http://m.youtube.com/watch...
Mike

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Jan 17, 2013
 
There are so many documentaries on Heroin and pill abuse. I think they should show them in school. I think they should make past graduates of the LW system as the example or even drop outs. Like a "where are they now after drugs".
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Two children of Prestwick members overdosed in heroin this year.... What are the parents doing ?? How are you not aware your kids are in house doing drugs ? Lets all get involved ask questions spend times with our kids, put the drink down set an example and parent... It's not easy, but I see more parents worried about their social life than what their kids are smoking
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Feb 15, 2013
 
Its taking over so terrible use to be crack and perks now its METH and HERION GOD PLEASE WATCH OVER THEM
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Randomly test your kids at home. You can buy kits on line.
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Randomly test your kids at home. You can buy kits on line.
I am curious what people think of this idea, if they do this and how they explain this to the kids.

My head says this is the best and most perfect way to make sure they are drug free and as parents we should not be afraid to do anything it takes to keep the kids safe.

On the other hand.....when my kids were teens, I believe that it was my trust in them that carried a lot of weight and kept them in line. That is a pretty strong parental tool you would lose if you start testing.

So much garbage out there these days. Hard choices for parents. In the end I would probably wait for a reason not to trust them but then you risk a first time overdose. Knowing they would be tested might prevent a first time try. Tough call probably best made on an individual kid basis.
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Appalled wrote:
<quoted text>I am curious what people think of this idea, if they do this and how they explain this to the kids.

My head says this is the best and most perfect way to make sure they are drug free and as parents we should not be afraid to do anything it takes to keep the kids safe.

On the other hand.....when my kids were teens, I believe that it was my trust in them that carried a lot of weight and kept them in line. That is a pretty strong parental tool you would lose if you start testing.

So much garbage out there these days. Hard choices for parents. In the end I would probably wait for a reason not to trust them but then you risk a first time overdose. Knowing they would be tested might prevent a first time try. Tough call probably best made on an individual kid basis.
I have 3 kids in their 20's and 2 late teens. I spoke to them about drugs. I also bought a drug kit when the oldest turned 15. I told him if I suspected drug use I would test him and he would never drive while living in my home. They have all seemed to make it so far. I played the fine line of being a parent and a friend. I always worked on trust but let them know that a test was an option. I think knowing their friends and being involved in their lives is a better deterrent than testing but am of the ilk that everything is on the table in the battle against drugs. I have friends that have sent their kids to rehabs multiple times. It is treacherous today for kids. It breaks my heart when I hear about the loss of a live to heroin.
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Four More Years wrote:
<quoted text>I have 3 kids in their 20's and 2 late teens. I spoke to them about drugs. I also bought a drug kit when the oldest turned 15. I told him if I suspected drug use I would test him and he would never drive while living in my home. They have all seemed to make it so far. I played the fine line of being a parent and a friend. I always worked on trust but let them know that a test was an option. I think knowing their friends and being involved in their lives is a better deterrent than testing but am of the ilk that everything is on the table in the battle against drugs. I have friends that have sent their kids to rehabs multiple times. It is treacherous today for kids. It breaks my heart when I hear about the loss of a live to heroin.
Ooops life not live.
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A family member in law enforcement showed us a report that kids who are randomly tested are less likely to do drugs. Since we do it randomly, the kids don't feel they are being acused or suspected of anything. We've never had any of our kids so much as sigh heavily when we sprang a random test. Of course, all individuals are different. We have always trusted our kids and have always had faith that they would make the right decisions, but have you ever seen the parents of an overdose victim say they knew that kids was going to get into drugs someday? The individuals' chances of recovery are better if the addiction is caught early, or even stopped before it starts.
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Fred wrote:
A family member in law enforcement showed us a report that kids who are randomly tested are less likely to do drugs. Since we do it randomly, the kids don't feel they are being acused or suspected of anything. We've never had any of our kids so much as sigh heavily when we sprang a random test. Of course, all individuals are different. We have always trusted our kids and have always had faith that they would make the right decisions, but have you ever seen the parents of an overdose victim say they knew that kids was going to get into drugs someday? The individuals' chances of recovery are better if the addiction is caught early, or even stopped before it starts.
Good points. It is terrible how drugs ravage society.
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<quoted text>Good points. It is terrible how drugs ravage society.
It seems there is an overdose or death every week.
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It seems there is an overdose or death every week.
Probably even more than we know because we usually only hear about the reported deaths. Drug use, particularly heroin, has increased noticably per the first responders that I know, not only resulting in personal injury but also in drug related auto accidents.

Here is the part that really scares and infuriates me all at the same time. I hear and see kids who just accept this as part of their lives. Even if they are not users themselves they seem to be numb to the consequences which is really sad. I think most teens are smart and keep clean so I am not labeling a whole generation, just identifying a shift in acceptance which I find contributory to the problem.

I live near a small lake that is used for recreation. On more than one occasion I have seen teens sit down on a bench, light up a joint and start to pass it back and forth. I realize that many people, adults, feel that weed is not that big of a deal but my point is that these kids think nothing of committing a crime in public because it has become second nature to their generation. They do not seem to understand not only the consequences of their illegal actions but the consequences of their personal choices. Most alarming is that they think they have nothing to hide.

You would think that with all we have learned and all the efforts put into drug education that this generation would be the smartest. What is happening?
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Drug use, most abundantly yet denied being heroin, has become outrageous in our community. As someone in their lower 20's, I've known 4 LWE school peers who've passed in 2013 of a heroin overdose. We need to truly do something about this instead of simply discussing the idea of doing something. I am sick and tired of waking up to yet another passing of a friend or peer who succumbed to his or her addiction. Open your fucking eyes.
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Sep 20, 2013
 
My children are not perfect but they have managed to stay away from drugs. One thing I have told them is that the drugs available to them today -- can and will kill them. No questions about it.

However, I also do not do drugs, don't associate with anyone that does drugs and do not go to events that drugs would be available.
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On the other hand.....when my kids were teens, I believe that it was my trust in them that carried a lot of weight and kept them in line. That is a pretty strong parental tool you would lose if you start testing.

Chose this method. Besides my kids are so much smarter than I, they run rings around me. I beat them every second Tuesday to show them who's boss!
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Sep 26, 2013
 
They sell those tests at all the drug stores. If you have doubts you are doing them a favor by letting them know you will check.

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