You and your baby could be exposed to cocaine throughout the week, and it is found in one of the last places you’d expect to find it. The next time you use a public baby changing table, you really need to think about how you’re going to protect yourself and your baby. According to an informal study by The Telegraph in the United Kingdom, traces of cocaine were found on baby changing tables in shopping centers, hospitals, department stores, courts, churches, public toilets, and yes, even police stations had cocaine on the baby changing tables.
The team of radio journalists that conducted the research also interviewed a former cocaine addict, named Karry, who shed some light into the world of a cocaine addiction. He said:
‘The relationship between me and my son wouldn’t even come anywhere close to what I had with cocaine. Me and cocaine, it was the number one bond. That was my kid; cocaine was my child…
I was taking cocaine in my dinner times in the toilets I was coming back off my head…
My friends, my family tried to help me but I wouldn’t listen to anyone. Even my son used to beg me, crying, ‘mummy don’t go out, please don’t go out mummy’, but if I could get money for coke I’d get it…
I’d beg, steal, borrow. The first thing I’d think about when I woke up was coke, the last thing I thought about at night was coke. I wasn’t bothered about my son, where the food was coming from, any bills – nothing…”
In addition to baby changing tables, traces of cocaine are also found on money. Users will roll a $1, $5, $10, etc. bill into a straw and use that to snort a line of cocaine. The war on drugs is in full swing whether you live in the UK or the USA.
Our recent drug rehabilitation infographic and research shows that cocaine has been used by a whopping 16% of the population in the United States. It’s also the 5th – 6th most popular drug in the US, with alcohol and marijuana leading the pack.
This goes to show that we, as a nation and as the world, have a long way to go to help many people overcome the grips of cocaine addiction. They need help.
They need to get into a drug rehab center to overcome their addiction. Because at the end of the day, they are not only hurting themselves, they could be putting others, including babies at risk of exposure.