Not all December programming is filled with holiday pleasantry...
You have probably noticed that starting last week evening television programming is filled with holiday favorites. If you don't think that is the case, you can visit a webpage created and maintained by TV Guide: Holiday TV 2014 Schedule.
Last evening one of our associates happened upon a fresh news documentary that was not filled with gleeful hope, but instead an important warning for teenagers, young adults and families.
CNN's Special Investigative Report - DEADLY HIGH
On December 2, 2014, CNN first aired their new in depth report about "how synthetic drugs are killing kids." You can see the trailer here.
If you are having trouble viewing the trailer, you can see it here. According to CNN's Press Release, reported Drew Griffin takes the viewer on a tour that includes a conversation with manufacturers, scientists, police investigators, family members who have lost loved ones to this deadly high, and even some users who have survived to tell about their use.
One of the most startling segments of this report is the interview with a dealer Charles Carlton.
Again, if you are having trouble viewing the video, you can see it here. Mr. Carlton seems fairly calm, given that he knows he faces a rather long prison term.
The danger of synthetic drugs cannot be stressed enough...
Over the past couple of years, we have published a number of blog posts about synthetic drugs. With each post, we introduce our readers to new relevant information and share a story about one family's nightmare. Take some time and review these previous posts, each contains valuable information about synthetic drugs that you can share with your family members, friends and co-workers.
This time of year many college students will be home for the holidays. High school students will be enjoying a school break. Check your local listings for CNN and see if you and your children can catch a re-airing of Deadly High.