Blaine party survivors: 'All of us could have died that night'

  • Article by: PAM LOUWAGIE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 19, 2011 - 3:50 PM

Four young people talk about the synthetic drug that killed their friend and changed their lives.

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meemaaDec. 17, 1111:43 PM

This is unfortunate. Why is it that 17 and 20 yr olds don't know that mixing "drano" and "bleach" is harmful???

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gacangelDec. 18, 11 2:29 AM

Hopefully their stories will help prevent someone else from facing this same tragedy. Great video.

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ihave2beniceDec. 18, 11 7:55 AM

The next generation - looking forward to them being in charge.

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humanbeanDec. 18, 11 9:51 AM

If your doctor gives you a prescription suggestion, you would do well to research before taking it. If you don't, and you die, are the doctor and pharmacist murderers? The people ignored all common sense taking something they knew little about, and especially not knowing how much is lethal. People have overdosed on water and died, flushing all nutrients out of the body. Do you charge the water company of murder? Dumb kids not using their heads. If you choose drugs, even prescribed, do your homework!!!

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statikDec. 18, 1110:38 AM

Great article. I'm going to make sure my daughter reads it.

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StarquestDec. 18, 1111:13 AM

You have to wonder, though, why these kids got into this situation. The blame for that rests in only place: the parents. Where were the parents? Moreover, Trevor had a five-month-old child. What will become of that child? What sort of life we s/he have? The whole thing is tragic beyond belief.

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mixie7Dec. 18, 1111:25 AM

I drank but never used drugs, because I was afraid of the loss of control. Even friends did drugs, but I just couldn't do it. I sat alone in a living room at a party while everyone went off to do drugs. I wish I could trace back the source of that fear and give it to my young daughters for their experiences someday. A couple close friends and I attribute it to being brought up in single parent households, you had to be very responsible, your mom counted on you. You couldn't afford to mess up like that. We are all three successful, so being brought up by one parent doesn't necessarily spell "doom" for a kid.

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glorpifaxDec. 18, 1111:39 AM

I'm sorry for the loss of friends, parents - and especially the mother & child. But humanbean has it right. These poor "kids" were 20 years old and should have, could have, known better. Especially the dummy who supplied > 20x overdoses to the unsuspecting partiers. But then - I hear people are still overdosing and dieing from drinking too much alcohol, and that's been in common use for thousands of years.

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jpcooperDec. 18, 1112:56 PM

2C-E.... 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-ethylphenethylamine is a colorless oil. Crystalline forms are obtained as the amine salt by reacting the free base with a mineral acid, typically Hydrochloric acid.

These kids were ingesting/sniffing basically poison. While I believe this is tragic, these kids failed to listen to that "little voice" inside of them that knows right from wrong. They chose "wrong" and they did it because getting high is cool and the thing to do

Maybe these kids can go out to other high schools and tell everyone about their experience and implore other kids to listen to that "little voice" inside each of us

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bucky928Dec. 18, 11 2:30 PM

I have major mixed emotions about this. I am so appalled that this drug was available in the first place to the young man who bought it. I am saddened by the death of the young man. I am saddened by the loss of his life along with the young man whose purchase of it and sharing it with his peers at this party has cost him HIS life as he once knew it, and the friendship of those he hurt, along with hurting his family. Had he known about the effects it would have I am sure he wouldn't have given it so freely. I feel sorry that the kids who took it had such an early "come to Jesus" meeting with their morality. But as I tell my teen, if you do something wrong because your peers are doing it--then you need to find new peers.

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