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Thanks so much for the c/c's on the "Oscar" photographs.

My reasons for sharing these photographs (and there will probably be another week of "Oscars"!!!) was purely to bring an awareness of the huge substance abuse problem we have on our planet today.
Many times we are blind to what goes on right underneath our noses. Many times our very own children become victoms and we have no idea until its too late.
I myself have had the experience of my own child being caught in this very web. When my daughter turned 15 last year she went with a couple of friends to watch a movie. The one friend asked her if she didn't want to rather go to a party, of course she was quick to say yes. At the party the girls were fed alcohol which was laced with ecstacy and the date rape drug. Thank goodness the one girl with them forced them to get back to the mall where we were to pick them up "after the movie". My child and her friends were not only reeking of alcohol but in a euphoric state. When I got them home, I subtlely hung out with them for a while and got to the bottom of their unnatural behaviour. I left it until the next day, and explained what I thought had happened, and then took her to be tested. She was tested positive! That night I took her to the drug/prostitute area in our city. She saw first hand what could have happened to her. Thank God that I have had the experience of working with addicts and was able to discern and deal with the situation before it got out of hand.
Today my daughter is fully anti drug and alcohol.

Now for the image upload for today!
This play "Drug Eric" was Written, Directed etc etc by the men in the main Rehab. These guys are in the first stages of recovery.
Here we have the 2 party props. The guy in the blue dress is Eric's girlfriend, and is waiting for him at the 'Rave' while he goes and scores!

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
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Title:"The Oscars 4"
Username:challicew challicew
Uploaded:4 Jul 2008 - 8:10 AM
Tags:Acting, Humour / fun, Men, People, Photo journalism, Play, Portraits / people
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photophantom
4 Jul 2008 - 9:31 AM

Keep on posting Challice, we are interested to see it. Pictures arent just to entertain us but to educate us also. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Dennis

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2008 - 9:32 AM

What fun they look as if they are having, it must be good for them to know that fun and good living can be enjoyed without the help of drugs.
Mavis

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whiteswan01
4 Jul 2008 - 10:00 AM

wow powerful write up well captured
Dawn

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
4 Jul 2008 - 10:54 AM

powerful and interesting...enjoyed the write up as well

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2008 - 1:06 PM

Very powerful and moving background info., Challice. Dennis has hit the nail on the head, too. And keep those pictures coming!
Bill

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2008 - 1:45 PM

What I value on this site is the way people convey their personal experience, their view of the world. Thanks for challenging us, it's important.
Moira

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Sahyadri
Sahyadri  661 forum posts India2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2008 - 3:54 PM

thank you for sharing this ...

brilliant work and you took so much pains to do the write ups and communicate to rest fo us.

have a nice weekend

Rad

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proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
4 Jul 2008 - 5:02 PM

wonderful both, the image and your motivation!

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
4 Jul 2008 - 6:39 PM

Good to see these enjoying and making a positive step foreward.
freda

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Rylands
Rylands  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2008 - 6:44 PM

A great image and a very scary tale - your daughter is fortunate young lady to have your support & guidance
Ray

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imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2008 - 7:42 PM

A worthwhile and positive attempt of making people aware of the help needed and given, well done Challice

Bernie

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MRSbiscuit60
4 Jul 2008 - 8:07 PM

Well done Challice, great write up and photo.

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pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2008 - 8:14 PM

the write up was interesting one doesnt realise half of what goes on - fortunately I wasnt born in times we live in now and with the apparent dangers - my kids are not into drugs either I have a lot to be thankful for, good reportage picture

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
5 Jul 2008 - 3:38 AM

like the atmosphere Smile

as a father, i was terrified by your write up...

Last Modified By pascalg at 5 Jul 2008 - 3:40 AM

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fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2008 - 7:51 AM

Great message great image. Photgraphically the image might work better as a black and white because that red dress is so dominant.

Albert

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LuzDeNoche
5 Jul 2008 - 4:53 PM

Love the costumes. Very powerful, and a super write up.
Smile Lucy

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