Get high on life…. I remember that saying in high school. The schools are always trying to come up with ways to keep kids off drugs. Fortunately I stayed away from them, but I had to watch my brothers and sisters go round and round with them.

My sister passed away from liver disease 6 years ago. She started drinking and experimenting with drugs in her early 20’s and never really stopped until she died at 47.

My brother started getting into trouble with drugs at 15 and has been in and out of prison since then. He is 43 years old. His prison time was always related to drugs and money for them.

It’s sad really… I grew up before I needed to from watching my older siblings go through hell.


A fellow blogger is working with the program and I am sharing some info and video below.


Part of making good decisions includes being informed.

The goal of the campaign is to arm people with the knowledge of how dangerous methamphetamine is. The Meth Project has created four new, hard-hitting videos that are also part of the Ask campaign. In “Losing Control,” a teenage boy reflects on how his Meth addiction has driven him to steal from his family and turn violent on his little brother. is a new highly interactive site designed to answer teens most frequently asked questions about Meth. No sugar-coating. Just factual answers to important questions. You can check the site out at It’s very visual and dramatic and there’s an area, “Speak up” where teens post their own content.

Can you imagine what it must be like to lose control over your own life? Had the boy in that video only known the dangers of methamphetamine addiction before trying it his life would not have gone in the direction that it did. Had he only had the knowledge, or known of a place to gain the knowledge…. If only he had been able to make an informed decision.


I wish my brother and sister had been able to forsee what their life would be like before they went down their path in life.



I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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  1. Thank you for sharing this information as well as something so personal. I had no idea that this drugs was such a widespread problem until learning of this project. My oldest is now 16 so I found the information very valuable.

  2. Carrie Phelps says:

    Such a personal thing to share, thank you. I lost a brother to a drug overdose after he spent most of his life in jail as well. He was only 42 and he battled with this all of his life.. There truly can’t be too much awareness for drug prevention. It’s been 8 1/2 yrs. & I miss him more as time goes on. Such a waste! Thanks for sharing.

  3. My dad died in 1989 from an overdose when we were little kids. My mom had to work so hard for the me brother, sister and me so that we didnt go without, I wonder how my life would have been so different if I would of had him around, I think about him and talk to him more now that Iam a mother. One time I know I felt his hug through my daughter once, And I know hes not like that now. I also think alchol changes people like hard drugs.


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