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About "Ice"
12/23/2006 1:05:48 PM
A friend asked me about the first person singular content of this drug-related poem, in essence asking if I was talking from my own personal experience.

About "Ice": I direct an organization here in Texas which addresses convicts, parolees, and their families and sometimes displaced children. Thus we are dealing with juveniles, gang members, and druggies. These people are quite willing to share their lifestyle information. And the big thing now seems to be methamphetamine, and especially crystal meth (Ice). It is really dangerous stuff, and this poem attempts to show both the user attitude and the dangers of its usage (violence, imprisonment, destruction of family, and long-term mental incapacity). Ice is really wicked, and it is cheap enough that high school kids can buy it. For instance, a quarter gram costs about $25USD, and this small amount will get two people "high" for many hours. Cheap, easy to get (meth "labs" are everywhere), and it destroys young lives. Of all of the convicts we see and try to help, about 80% comitted their crime(s) to get money to buy drugs. Bad stuff.

I'm sure you'll do the same with your children as I did with my two boys -- teach them early and teach them right so they will form their own anti-drug opinion and life-stance. It works.



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