From what I've read, statements like my own have no long-term effect on most people's attitudes about drugs, so you're wrong. I don't think that's a reason to not warn people, though.I think that's exactly the sort of statement that will make kids want to try drugs.
I do think using drugs is bad, and I'm not going to hide my feelings when someone I warned dies from a drug overdose. I knew exactly what happened after I read the thread title, and I truly wish I could have prevented Bryce's death. Bryce was a victim. I wrote that because I care.
It is a complete shame that Bryce died, especially at such a young age. And there was a lot of good to his life, especially as he choose the right hobby. But I don't think we should ignore what killed him. This is an opportunity for others to avoid the same fate and live an even fuller life.