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Privately educated 13 year old millionaire dies of heroin overdose

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ner-rules.html


    A troubled teenager died after binging on a lethal cocktail of heroin, anti-depressants and alcohol which probably belonged to members of his family, a coroner ruled.
    Drew Quinlan, 13, was found face down on a sofa with froth coming from his mouth at his grandfather's £1million house in Richmond when attempts were made to wake him for school.
    The inquest heard his mother, father, uncle and aunt were all heroin users and at some stage had used the anti-depressant.

    Isnt it a common view on TSR that only 'lower class' people have this happen to them?
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    Drugs can affect anyone, anywhere. This is why the law needs to toughen up on drug dealers.
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    It just goes to show that money does not equal a good life. It's sad that he died, but drug laws really need to be enforced more if a 13 year old can die of a drug overdose!
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    Sorry, the title is very misleading, he isn't actually a millionaire, his family are...?
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    I have mutual friends who attend private schools around Manchester... and they're all cocaine users.
    Anyone can get addicted to drugs, class doesn't come into it
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    (Original post by Powersymphonia)
    Drugs can affect anyone, anywhere. This is why the law needs to toughen up on drug dealers.
    Remember prohibition?
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    (Original post by Powersymphonia)
    Drugs can affect anyone, anywhere. This is why the law needs to toughen up on drug dealers.
    Drug dealers are there because there is demand. I'm sure this kid was feeling sad about his parents not noticing him, as it often the case with rich kids (that are single children), so he decided to take drugs to make his parents aware of him.

    There's this kid in my school, his father is a billionaire, yet he's a loner, has nasty grades and tries to be interesting by doing silly things (insulting the teacher, ruin the toilets, etc.)
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    He had behavioural difficulties.
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    I totally agree, society seems to think that only the lower-class get into drugs, when it's the same in any class of life. Millionaires just have the money to afford the drugs and so don't get shot by the dealers or rob banks for the money, which is what we see on the news... So, as stated above, money does not equal a happy, well lived life. And I think it's extremely wrong that the poor boy managed to get his hands on such lethal produce. It's awful that he died, and he obviously didn't die the nicest of deaths.. Harsher laws really need to be enforced to stop this kind of thing from happening!
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    Why is the fact he was privately educated relevant...?
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    (Original post by Felchingman)
    Drug dealers are there because there is demand. I'm sure this kid was feeling sad about his parents not noticing him, as it often the case with rich kids (that are single children), so he decided to take drugs to make his parents aware of him.

    There's this kid in my school, his father is a billionaire, yet he's a loner, has nasty grades and tries to be interesting by doing silly things (insulting the teacher, ruin the toilets, etc.)
    He obviously needs some support to help him overcome his problems. Theres always an underlying reason why people commit anti social behaviour and have BESD.
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    A former best friend of mine has now broken off from our group, now every weekend he goes out clubbing on E. The sad part is that his family is really well off. Just goes to show that it can happen to anyone, anywhere.
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    (Original post by badcheesecrispy)
    Isnt it a common view on TSR that only 'lower class' people have this happen to them?
    No. Children grow up used to whatever is surrounding them. Except, obviously, in the cases where a family is in real poverty, there is likely to be no difference in the happiness of a comfortable working class child and a millionnaire child - they only think relative to what they have grown up with.

    He clearly had a messed up family, and so relative to his wealth he was unhappy. I don't think class comes into this - perhaps from the point of view of the less well off he seems a bit spoiled, but we don't really know what is going on here. The article clearly overdoes his background - why make it an issue he was privately educated? Lots of people are who can barely afford it, because their parents care about education. Also, he wasn't a millionnaire, he lived in a £1m house - who's to say his grandparents had an income? And no mortgage? I'm not saying he wasn't very rich, just that the article writers clearly had an agenda.

    This is just a really sad story, nothing else.


    Edit: For those that can't read, I didn't say he wasn't rich, just that the article writers are taking advantage. Well done for p*****g on a kid's grave.
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    (Original post by Powersymphonia)
    Drugs can affect anyone, anywhere. This is why the law needs to toughen up on drug dealers.

    I think you need to toughen up on the demand-side not the supply-side. You toughen up on supply, and the price will just rise until someone else steps in to claim the high profits. Wreck demand and the whole market collapses
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    (Original post by nish81)
    I think you need to toughen up on the demand-side not the supply-side. You toughen up on supply, and the price will just rise until someone else steps in to claim the high profits. Wreck demand and the whole market collapses
    It's easier to just cut the supply though. If cigarettes were not made anymore, everyone would have to quit, same with drugs.
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    (Original post by Powersymphonia)
    Drugs can affect anyone, anywhere. This is why the law needs to toughen up on drug dealers.
    Toughening the laws only makes the price of drugs go up
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    Typical daily mail with there class racism just because hes private educated doesn't make him a little angel also its a sad story
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    Why is this important?
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    (Original post by Powersymphonia)
    It's easier to just cut the supply though. If cigarettes were not made anymore, everyone would have to quit, same with drugs.
    You can't cut the supply though lol, you merely transfer it from the legal market to the illegal market.
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    Lets think with our heads a minute people?

    Poor people can afford less drugs, have to commit more crime, and are more suspicious, and so are arrested and charged for use of drugs FAR more than upper class people hence the stereotype that drug users are lower class.

    If you actually use your brain though, surely its the rich who can actually afford all the drugs, fund the drug rings and take shares of the profits?

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