Monday, December 05, 2005

Helping Your Friends!

Steve said...
Our question is what you think the best way of cutting the number of tragedies amongst those that are going to take drugs regardless of the message your films carry?
2:17 PM


Beth said...
MY ANSWER TO THE QUESTION ABOVE IS,IF THERE SEEMS TO BE ANY HINT OF TROUBLE YOU CALL 911! YOU DON'T WAIT, DON'T BE IN DENIAL THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH YOU OR A FRIEND,YOU JUST CALL! 911

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR EVERYONE WHO CHOOSES TO DO A HIGH RISK ACTIVITY, YOU NEED TO NOT ALLOW YOU OR OTHERS AROUND YOU TO DENY THE FACT THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM! (REMEMBER THE PERSON HAVING THE PROBLEM IS THE ONE THAT NEEDS THE OTHERS TO HELP HIM OR HER OUT!

THEY'RE NOT DOING WELL AND THEY CAN'T THINK!)THE VERY NATURE OF ECSTASY GIVES EVERYONE THE FEELING THAT EVERYTHING IS O.K. SO IT'S EASY TO THEN NOT SEE THAT SOMEONE IS HAVING A PROBLEM. THERE HAVE BEEN KIDS WHO HAVE MOVED SOMEONE THAT'S IN A REAL MEDICAL CRISIS INTO ANOTHER ROOM, 'BECAUSE THE NOISE WAS BOTHERING THEM!" ALL OF THIS INFORMATION IS IN EITHER THE TEEN EDITION OR THE PARENT EDITION. www.voiceofthevictims.com

TOP PRIORITY ON EVERYONE'S MIND NEEDS TO BE TO CALL 911

DON'T EVEN ENTERTAIN THESE THOUGHTS:
THEY'LL BE O.K.THEY'LL SLEEP IT OFF.OR WORSE: WHAT IF I CALL AND IT'S REALLY NOT THAT BAD?
I SAY SO!!!!!! YOU ARE NEVER EVER EVER WRONG TO CALL! THIS IS WHAT ALL OF THE DOCTORS AND THE EXPERTS TOLD ME!

HOPE THIS HELPS!

BETH
http://voiceofthevictims.com/Order.htm

3 comments:

Steve said...

Do you not agree that the most important thing for anybody who chooses to partake in a high risk activity, is to know hwat the risks are and how to minimize them?

Sky diving is a pretty dangerous activity. Surely it's more important for a sky diver to know how his parachute works than anything.

By the time he hits the floor calling 911 could be a little to late don't you think.

Beth said...

Steve said,
By the time he hits the floor calling 911 could be a little to late don't you think.

I said, IF THERE IS ANY HINT THAT SOMEONE IS NOT DOING WELL CALL 911. I THINK THERE IS QUITE A DIFFERENCE HERE.

Gwen said...

Wonderful analogy, but let’s try it with motor vehicles instead. We’ve come an extraordinary distance in educating people on vehicular safety and designated drivers when we know we will be under the influence. We have also improved our cars and EMS response. Still, accidents happen. Sure there are casualties, but the odds of survival are well in your favor as compared to 20 years ago. We could just tell people to drive safely, but we go one step further like Beth is doing. We provide live drills to show high school kids what can happen. We've developed DUI goggles for kids to see how impairment can impact perception. We've altered the minimum drinking age accordingly. We lecture, lecture and lecture. Does it work? You tell me. I see designated drivers more times than I see DUI’s in an EMS and college campus setting. Obviously, these kids are learning it from somewhere. And yet, we could just simply provide a handy chart of what amount of alcohol will keep you below the legal limit.

People commonly die from drugs because basic and advanced life support is not provided although intervention can often yield a different outcome. People typically don’t just suddenly die from adverse drug reactions like someone falling from the sky. A simple mistake in quantity or an adverse reaction does not HAVE to be fatal, and when it is, it is often ONLY because the people closest at hand make poor decisions. They may be frightened of the ramifications or exhibit poor judgment at the time for any number of reasons. The bottom line is that any delay can be fatal.

Only the resources available at a hospital can truly determine whether someone is in critical condition or not – sometimes people in comas from drug overdoses are simply left alone to detox with close monitoring. It depends on what and how much they took weighed against the risk of intervening and worsening the condition. Let’s remember, drug users are not doctors, clubs are not emergency rooms and reactions vary greatly from person to person. It is a package deal to provide public service announcements, whether based on prevention or harm minimization, and public responses when that does not work. You cannot provide one without the other and expect to be effective. The specific role of "harm minimization" is a position often abundantly filled by peers leaving the rest of us to work on the other facets.