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Privately educated 13 year old millionaire dies of heroin overdose

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    (Original post by adam321)
    Typical daily mail with there class racism just because hes private educated doesn't make him a little angel also its a sad story
    You really might want to learn to spell before being critical.
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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.
    Come on, you know this is simply impossible. Drugs will always be supplied, it's impossible to control all means of supplying them.
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    >Killing yourself before spending your millions on call-girls and other fun stuff.

    Lolwut!?
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    (Original post by voldejoe)
    It just goes to show that money does not equal a good life.
    It doesn't really have any bearing on how good or bad the quality of his life was.

    People on top of the world or the bottom of the barrel can take heroine and overdoe. The only thing it does show is that it can happen to anyone, not that their life was good or bad.
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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.
    This. Not let it go like some morons think.
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    (Original post by badcheesecrispy)
    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?
    Regarding the bit in bold, how? More money >> more to waste >> more chance drugs will enter the fold.

    What would happen with a 'lower class' person, as you so eloquently phrased it, is that they'd turn to theft to have to buy the heroin to feed the habit. Nowhere here does it say anyone was turning to crime to feed their addiction.
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    More rich kids than you might think do drugs. They need escapism from their lives too.

    <3 x
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    (Original post by Einheri)
    >Killing yourself before spending your millions on call-girls and other fun stuff.

    Lolwut!?
    Nothing beats Heroin
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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.)
    There are fewer than 1300 billionaires in the world. Their average age is 66 and more than half of them are in America, China, and Russia. Do you have any idea how unlikely that is? What the hell type of school do you go to? :eek:
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    (Original post by Tabris)
    It doesn't really have any bearing on how good or bad the quality of his life was.

    People on top of the world or the bottom of the barrel can take heroine and overdoe. The only thing it does show is that it can happen to anyone, not that their life was good or bad.
    The point I was trying to get at is that many associate having money with having a good life. But something has to be wrong for someone to turn to drugs. True, he was young and there's a chance it wasn't intentional, but if it's true that members of his family took it, he new its effects and obviously took it for a reason.
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    his parents were clearly nutters :/ feel sorry for the guy.
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    (Original post by Billton)
    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
    Same here. I know of quite a few people who live in fairly affluent areas in Cheshire and regularly consume cocaine/weed.
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    (Original post by voldejoe)
    The point I was trying to get at is that many associate having money with having a good life. But something has to be wrong for someone to turn to drugs. True, he was young and there's a chance it wasn't intentional, but if it's true that members of his family took it, he new its effects and obviously took it for a reason.
    Fair.
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    (Original post by Graceyyyyyyy)
    Same here. I know of quite a few people who live in fairly affluent areas in Cheshire and regularly consume cocaine/weed.
    There were indeed multiple opportunities for drug abuse at our (private) school in Cheshire. Luckily most of us didn't end up on the h-lane, although I know one or two regularly powdered people who were in my year.

    Looking at this story, I wonder if his "millionaire" family are in fact drug dealers? They certainly sound pretty profoundly disfunctional, but what a sad tale that a 13-yr old boy's family were all addicts. Does make you wonder why this boy wasn't in care but then presumably there are loads in this situation.
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    how does a family of heroin addicts become millionaires??
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    (Original post by ugk4life)
    how does a family of heroin addicts become millionaires??
    Some people who inherit money are addicts. The Tetra Pak billionaire heir Hans Rausing and his wife were both addicts for example. Stacks of famous rich people have died of overdoses or long-term addiction. It's a fairly common problem amongst the very rich, partly presumably because they can simply afford lots of drugs, partly (it is said) through the boredom of their idle lives and partly (more credibly) because it is actually quite hard being born very rich and their struggles to relate to society come out that way.
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    (Original post by AtomSmasher)
    There are fewer than 1300 billionaires in the world. Their average age is 66 and more than half of them are in America, China, and Russia. Do you have any idea how unlikely that is? What the hell type of school do you go to? :eek:
    Where do you think sons of billionaire go to school? They have to go somewhere right? And FYI the kid is russian, and I'm in London, it can't be THAT unlikely.
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    I go to a very upper class private boarding school and there is more cocaine here than a Columbian customs office. So no, it certainly is not just the lower classes who become addicted. The only difference is that wealthier users tend to buy purer drugs, which are of course still as damaging, but don't generally contain the same toxics.
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    All this proves is that being millionaires doesn't make you the best of parents.
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    I don't understand why they comment on members of the family taking citalopram.

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