One night, you are sitting at home watching television. A knock comes to the door. The caller informs you that one of your family members has a drug debt and that it has not been paid. You are told the debt is now yours.
Your life is shattered. This is only one aspect of the abuse of drugs in society.
Carlow GAA clubs are taking steps to remind their members and particularly young people about the dangers of taking drugs and where that path can lead to.
Here Peter McConnon, a member of the Crime Prevention Unit, in Carlow and Kilkenny and Carlow County Board Chairman, Jim Bolger, explain what the new Drugs Ruin Lives initiative is and what part committee members can play to spread the message in their own clubs.