Jenny V Skelton on Facebook: Paramedics are wonderful people.
Today is the second time in two weeks that I have come across someone unconscious after taking drugs and we have had to call an ambulance out to them.
Last time, it was a young guy in a park (Brighton) who had taken Spice and did not appear to be breathing. He was very cold.
Today, it was an older guy who had been using Mr Nice Guy (synthetic marijuana). He was lying on Saltdean beach with his bong in his pocket and had dropped his phone. He was unconscious but breathing. He had vomited and wet himself. It was very cold and windy and, because his stomach and torso were exposed and he was wet, he was freezing.
Both these men were on their own which seems so sad. I was thinking that they should at least not take drugs alone in an isolated area but, even when they are with someone else, it doesn’t necessarily keep them safe (as the recent court case in the media has shown).
The paramedics appeared within a few minutes on both occasions but what if no one had seen them to be able to call an ambulance?
I am not judging them. Life is so hard that people are forced to find a way to comfort themselves. What is the answer?
All of us at ZoneZine would like to thank Jenny for her acts of kindness in relation to these situations.
Image courtesy of Jenny V Skelton