Fox in the Drug Free Hen House!
I began blogging approximately one year ago as a part of my recovery process and to hopefully help others starting on the road of parenting an addicted child. I hoped to share experiences that would allow others to learn from both my mistakes and victories.
As I continued to write I began to meet other parents of addicted children and discovered other outlets for learning about addiction. One such group is called “Partnership at Drug Free.org ” I found that other parents with addict children were blogging about the pain, suffering, and utter devastation caused as their teenagers became addicted to OXYCONTIN. I naively thought the Partnership at Drug Free.org was an honorable resource.
These parents shared tips about recovery and all have kids that have been addicted to opiates. These are children that have traded sex, shot, stabbed, robbed and lost touch with their families in the quest to feed the OXY addiction that had stolen their very souls. Each day I would read stories from other parents across the US who shared the ups and downs of an addiction war started when Purdue Pharma “misbranded” a drug called Oxycontin.
( More info about OXYCONTIN is FOUND HERE )
I soon learned that Good and Evil often intermingle in the addiction/recovery world and that money was being donated by PURDUE pharma to causes that allegedly promoted recovery. I was saddened then outraged to learn that this Partnership @ Drugfree.org site for recovery was funded by the very company that plead guilty in Abindon VA. Funding list is here
The death tally attributed to OXYCONTIN continues to grow each day and in my opinion PURDUE PHARMA’s contribution to the “PARTNERSHIP” is nothing short of a legal maneuver to protect their ass in the future should wrongful death suits be filed.
Other groups have called PURDUE donations to recovery sites BLOOD MONEY. To me BLOOD MONEY indicates the killer has a conscious. Sadly, there is no conscious shown by this pharmaceutical company as addiction rates soar to all time record numbers.
PURDUE’s funding of this “recovery site” probably allows the company to march back into court and plead that they too have made an effort to fight the war against drugs. Investing a nominal amount of money into a website will never exonerate PURDUE for the devastation incurred by the families of OXYCONTIN abuse victims. Let no parent of an addicted child ever forget that the company is raking in billions of dollars each year and the website investment by this company pales in comparison!
Much like the big liquor vendors telling us to “DRIVE RESPONSIBLY” perhaps the Pharma’s slogan could be ;
The mandate as part of the guilty plea was to educate the public about drugs and addiction. Ib that case we should attend the Jeffery Dahmer School of Socialization?
I began to question other parents who had contributed articles to the drugfree org site. I wanted to make them aware that the “Fox was truly in the Hen House.” I was astounded at the replies from other bloggers stating they did not see anything improper with the PURDUE funding of such a Prevention site.
I liken PURDUE funding an antidrug site to OSAMA BIN LADEN handing out band-aids and ice cream at the World Trade Center bombings.
Other “addict bloggers” told me that there are plenty of addictive drugs out there and our children “chose” to use them. Yes there are many drugs on the market but the one that was misbranded set the stage for a generation of opiate addicts. I ask you again to please read the trial notes from Abindon, VA ( info here )
I was stunned that parents of an addicted child would collaborate with a site funded by PURDUE. Yes, I understand addiction is a disease as old as mankind itself but the increase in opiate addiction has been tied to the release of OXYCONTIN onto an unsuspecting and deceived public.
Our addicted kids lives will be forever altered and as a parent I am not so quick to forgive a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company that was found guilty of deception in a Federal court. ( INFO HERE
The other parents may continue to blog at that Partnership site but they must realize they are willingly partnering with a company who knowingly lied to the public with no regard for your addicted child’s future!
I would be disgraced if this blog was associated with the Partnership site as the loyalty to my family and other “addiction influenced” families are far too strong. I am truly saddened by those who would consider contributing an article to a PURDUE funded resource and truly hope they are not being paid by the website. I remind them that Purdue is the arsonist who lit the match to the Opiate inferno that rages across the country!
Need the stats? Read the respectable non PURDUE FUNDED blogs of Erin Marie Daly @ www.oxywatchdog.com or Marianne Skolek at the Salem news . These “non pharma funded” blogs can provide the articles that will show any reader with an iota of intelligence the morbid reality of Opiate addiction and its ties to Oxycontin, PURDUES flagship product.
I remind others that contribute that you are in fact partnering with a company that $imply wants to generate profit by selling a product to the public. Their bottom line is the dollar. They are in the business to sell drugs not promote recovery. Please don’t let your addict child down by forgetting that.
Purdue spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on causes and sites like the Partnership while raking in billions in profits from sales of addicting drugs. This is “spending a dollar to make one thousand dollars” business logic. Very profitable indeed!
Stop partnering at the Purdue funded sites and remember the children who will potentially die as opiate addiction spins them into a world of devastation started by their first snort of a drug called OXYCONTIN. Placing the “Partnership of Drug free brand band-aid” on this lethal stab wound of addiction inflicted by the hands of PURDUE will never compensate for the pain and suffering experienced by so many American families.
A writer atthe Salem-News.com site posted an article on Partnership on Nov 3, 2011 - article link is here
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