Just to comment on the paracetamol issue.
Firstly, I don't agree with the original posters comment regarding the pusher / chemist comparison, but i need to correct something here.
You rightly state that a responsible pharmacy will restrict the amount of paracetamol they sell in a single transaction.
That makes no difference to your argument.
Do you know how many Paracetamol the average adult has to take before severe liver damage or death ? (if not treated).
I suspect the number is a lot less than you realize. The average paracetamol party pack from the local chemist or supermarket is easily enough to cause liver failure and a slow, painful death.
(Also does the average supermarket actually care if I buy 3 or 4 packets - what if I go through the self service aisle at the local Tesco - no checks there).
One thing is for sure, and the original poster was correct about this - Paracetamol is perceived as a safe drug, but is actually very dangerous and potentially lethal with only a relatively small overdose.
To comment on the main story - sorry, but I don't sympathize with either party. The pusher is an obvious scumbag , purely for the fact he is a pusher.
But I shed no tears for the "victim" (drug addict).
"Boo hoo, I was vulnerable etc etc". She had choices -there is always a choice. She was supposedly clean but despite knowing the dangers she CHOSE to take more. Feeling low is not an excuse for extreme stupidity - never will be.
In the western world we are taught the dangers and risks from illegal drug use from an early age (even before the victims starting age of thirteen).
She chose to take the free sample. She chose to start to take drugs again at age 20.
I chose not to lose sleep over the health consequences to such an idiot.