Dead from synthetics at 24
A young synthetic drug addict’s final hours
Stuff co.nz 12 October 2018
Family First Comment: And here’s the link – as is also evidenced in US “Lu’s addiction to synthetic drugs started more than a year ago, after several years of smoking marijuana with friends.”
About 45 people are believed to have died in New Zealand as a result of synthetic drugs since June 1, 2017. SAM SHERWOOD talks to a mother whose son’s addiction killed him.
The last 48 hours of Roger Lu’s life was spent in a hospital bed in China.
He could not sleep. The hallucinations of demons, the continual screaming and agitation were too much. Eventually the blood vessels in his eyes would burst.
The 24-year-old’s mother had tried desperately to get him off synthetic drugs. She took him to various agencies including the Christchurch City Mission and Community Alcohol and Drug Services. She sent text messages to drug dealers to leave her son alone. It was to no avail.
Lu’s addiction to synthetic drugs started more than a year ago, after several years of smoking marijuana with friends.
His mother, Amy Zhou, said the change in her son, who attended high school in Christchurch, was almost immediate. He went from an intelligent, active young man who played badminton to “lazy” and uninterested in anything other than his drug of choice: synthetics.
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