Los Angeles tried to do the right thing.

The County Department of Health tried to take a proactive stance in the wake of a teen’s death.     A 15-year-old girl died last summer during the Electric Daisy Festival at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.     The Dept. of Health put out a release earlier this week, giving people who attend raves, a “to-do” list on how to best treat your body, while using the illegal drug.     Dennis Romero, with the LaWeekly broke the story.   You can read it, and see a photo of the “warning” here.

Many immediately questioned the logic behind what appeared to be an endorsement of Ecstasy use at Los Angeles raves.       It certainly did not attempt to dissuade people from using  Ecstasy.   In fact, it gave guidelines how to best ride the wave of the Ecstasy use.

These tips included, periodic resting, drinking lots of water, and keeping an eye on your friends.

But LA, which tried to do the right thing, is already making changes.   It appears the criticism was too much.   FoxNews says that LA will take a much stronger stance against the drug use.   You can read their full story here:

Los Angeles County tried to do what was best for a crowd of teens and young adults, who most definitely will be using drugs at raves.     It cannot stop the attendees from using drugs, but the county tried to inform first time drug takers.   As a parent, you’d hope that the 15-year-old who died, was not a long-time Ecstasy user.     But as many say in the drug treatment field, all it takes is one time to overdose.

This is a message for parents who allow their kids to attend these all night events.    A Teensavers home drug test kit. You cannot be with your child every step of the way.   But you can ask questions, and demand answers.   And if you are not satisfied, you can drug test your child.      A 12-panel Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit tests for Ecstasy (MDMA), as well as cocaine, marijuana, PCP, Meth, Amphetamines, Benzodiazapines, Baribiturates, Oxycodone, Methadone, TCA’s, and Opiates.

Isn’t $40 worth the peace of mind, that your child is not using drugs?

 

 

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