Our parents lied to us about Marijuana.
As they stood there with a martini in their hand and scolded “Is is true you are on the Marijuana?” the Baby Boomers just laughed behind their backs at their hypocrisy.
Now the Baby Boomers are your parents, grandparents and great grandparents.
The difference is they will not lie to you.
When they tell you that Heroin is the most dangerous thing you can try, they are telling you the truth.
Heroin is available everywhere, at its cheapest prices and greatest potency and you and your friends might think it is some fun quick and cheap high.
Marijuana might be a firecracker, but Heroin is a bomb.
I'm going to make it simple for you.
A human being has not been physically designed to deal with Heroin. The same way you have not been designed to be impervious to a cold virus, you simply cannot handle Heroin.
When you shoot up Heroin, you are going to have the greatest rush of a lifetime. You are going to feel better than anything you have ever experienced. Not only are you aware of this. But your brain is very, very aware of this.
As a matter of fact, your brain will enjoy it so much that it will say, “That was fantastic. I want to do it again. Right now. Go get me some more.”
And when you tell your brain, “No. That was it. Once was enough,” your brain is going to get really mad at you.
"Ok. You won't get me some more of that. Then I'm going to give you chills, aches and pains until you do.”
When you give in for a second time around, and say “That's the last time brain. There will be no more.”
Now your brain is really infuriated.
"Either you get me some more Heroin-- until then, how about some nausea, diarrhea, cramps, vomiting, anxiety, sweating, sleeplessness and other uncontrollable discomforts?”
Your brain has become addicted.
You soon find that your brain needs more and more and in larger quantities to keep it satisfied. But these larger quantities are causing your breathing and heart rate to function abnormally. And soon you overdose and die.
Heroin is not Marijuana.
Heroin is a man made laboratory
concoction from the poppy plant.
You cannot handle Heroin.
Don't even try it the first time.
Anybody who offers it to you is not your friend.
Actor Dean Jones had a wonderful way of playing the average American Joe who would find himself in the middle of incredible predicaments -- but always managed to do the right thing to make things come out OK.
Primarily known for 1960's Disney comedies in which he would wind up being the straight man to dogs, cats or Volkswagens, Jones could get big laughs by just being perplexed or confused.
Best known for "The Love Bug," "That Darn Cat," "The Ugly Dachshund" and later on the non-Disney "Beethoven," my all-time Dean Jones' favorite was "Blackbeard's Ghost," a much underrated 1968 film which was ignored because it was 1968 and didn't have an expected socially significant meaning at the time.
That boyish look, projection of honesty in every character played, and father figure to many, Dean Jones was loved throughout the world.