It is shocking to me that even young third graders are not immune to the impact of drug use and peer pressure. Sadly, this highlights the serious need to have deep talks with our kids at even younger ages in case another child brings drugs to school and offers them or pressures our kids to take them. If we do not teach them about the dangers and how to be bold and refuse to cave to such pressures, someone else will teach them that it is okay to try drugs - alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, even heroin
Third-grader busted for passing out heroin at school; drug bags had 'trust me' label: cops
April 14, 2010 APA
WILKINSBURG, Pa. - Police near Pittsburgh have confiscated what they suspect were 50 to 60 small bags of heroin from a third-grade student who was passing them out at his school.Tests will be done on the substance, but Wilkinsburg police suspect the 8-year-old boy was passing around the drug Tuesday at Turner Elementary School.Officials say the bags had the words "trust me" stamped on them and would have a street value of about $1,000 if the substance is indeed heroin. Wilkinsburg School District officials sent home a letter to parents says some students may have had touched the substance.The letter also asks them to discuss the matter with their children. Police say the investigation is continuing. No charges have been filed.
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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 17:09:40
Recently, on Easter Sunday, I heard a minister preach that, for the Christian, death is a beginning, not an end. As a happy consequence of the victory Jesus won over death, we who are in him will also partake in everlasting life. This message of hope, and the viewing of what seems like an end for the beginning that it really is, is one those of us in recovery will do well to embrace as it pertains to our sobriety.
The Chemical Recovery ministry had for many years celebrated the end of ones participation in the CR groups through graduation ceremonies. The ceremonies marked a completion of the recovery program for the addict.
Friday, April 16, 2010 - 12:29:48
There's a show on TV called Bait Car. It's a reality police show. The police place an expensive car or truck, the bait car, at a location known for car theft. They make it appear as if the person owning the car left it there in a rush and forgot to lock the doors and remove the keys. The car is left sitting at the curb like a worm on a hook waiting for the fish to strike. Surveillance is done by police in undercover vehicles with kill switches and squad cars ready to move in.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 21:04:14
It is difficult to switch on the TV or radio today without someone try to sell you a fix for some ailmant you may have. If someone tells you that there is a cure for addiction and you believe them, then there is a bridge in Brooklyn I would love to sell you. Look up the definition for addiction in any dictionary and you will find words like craving, dependance, obsession and compulsion. Words this strong are indicitive of something you cannot easily walk away from.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 - 12:20:19