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"The Oscars 4"

By challicew
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!

Tags: Photo journalism Play People Men Acting Portraits and people Humour and fun

Voters: photophantom, lostintime, MickyMc and 23 more

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photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
4 Jul 2008 9:31AM
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.

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MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2008 9:32AM
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.
whiteswan01 10 13 England
4 Jul 2008 10:00AM
wow powerful write up well captured
dawnmichelle 11 12 United States
4 Jul 2008 10:54AM
powerful and interesting...enjoyed the write up as well
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2008 1:06PM
Very powerful and moving background info., Challice. Dennis has hit the nail on the head, too. And keep those pictures coming!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2008 1:45PM
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.
Sahyadri 10 61 2 India
4 Jul 2008 3:54PM
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

proz 13 205 United States
4 Jul 2008 5:02PM
wonderful both, the image and your motivation!
piccy 12 8 Wales
4 Jul 2008 6:39PM
Good to see these enjoying and making a positive step foreward.
Rylands 10 1 2 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2008 6:44PM
A great image and a very scary tale - your daughter is fortunate young lady to have your support & guidance
imagio 11 12 1 England
4 Jul 2008 7:42PM
A worthwhile and positive attempt of making people aware of the help needed and given, well done Challice

MRSbiscuit60 10 224 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2008 8:07PM
Well done Challice, great write up and photo.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2008 8:14PM
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
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
5 Jul 2008 3:38AM
like the atmosphere Smile

as a father, i was terrified by your write up...
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
5 Jul 2008 7:51AM
Great message great image. Photgraphically the image might work better as a black and white because that red dress is so dominant.

LuzDeNoche 10 2 France
5 Jul 2008 4:53PM
Love the costumes. Very powerful, and a super write up.
Smile Lucy

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