Wendy Teasdill

Whistlers Green

In memory of Ellie Rowe, who died at Boomtown in 2013: Drugs and consciousness

My daughter Ellie Rowe died after taking a small amount of high-grade ketamine after a can of beer. She was 18 - too young to die. Ellie was a highly intelligent girl with many friends, a happy home life and bright prospects. Why take drugs? Because it is the nature of the young to want to explore. I will be talking about Ellie
as a person: her compassion, intelligence and humanity. She was an insomniac with a passionate desire to make the lives of others better. I will be speaking about
ketamine and other drugs: what they do to the brain and alternative ways to expand our consciousness and understanding without killing ourselves prematurely in the
process.

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