Les dangers des drogues en soirée : l'histoire de Daniel Cain

The Dangers of Drugs at Night: The Daniel Cain Story

On June 9, 2020, Daniel Cain, originally from Hemel Hempstead, suffered a cardiac arrest in the middle of an evening with friends. His life is turned upside down. After having a drink, they realized that the former footballer had a "funny color" and that he did not react to the interactions of the other young people present at the party.
Faced with the seriousness of the situation, people present carried out resuscitation while waiting for the arrival of the paramedics who had taken over. After stopping for 24 minutes, his heart started beating again. Once transferred to the hospital, Daniel Cain remained in a coma for 25 days, between life and death.
A tragic fate that could have been completely different. In his teens, the gifted young man with the ball joined the Arsenal academy. But he will not succeed in making his mark in professional football and will head towards a career change as an electrician.
But on the night of the incident, he was served a drink containing drugs, and he found himself in a prolonged coma.
Her mother, Tracy Cain, has since spoken out to tell The Independent about the hell she went through with her family:

“Around 4 a.m., they tried to prepare us for him not to wake up, but I told them to continue.”

Doctors then told Cain's family that even if he woke up, the brain damage would be too severe and would condemn him to a life in a vegetative state.

"When he woke up, he couldn't do anything, he couldn't move, he was like a newborn baby. But the nurses said he was following them with his eyes, so there was someone 'one inside,' his mother said.

Gradually, Daniel began to recover his cognitive functions and some limited movements and although his short-term memory was affected, his long-term memory was intact. After two and a half years of stays in numerous hospitals, the former footballer was finally able to return home last December. Forced to use a wheelchair, his disability requires full-time care. At 23, he became entirely dependent on his family again to go to bed, shower and go to the toilet.
Since January, he has been participating in rehabilitation sessions with the Neurokinex organization. Although the first six sessions were funded by the public health system, her family must now take care of them. Each session costs £63 (71 euros) and Daniel needs eight per week, a significant cost for his family.

Daniel Cain's story is a stark reminder of the dangers of drugs. Even a small amount can cause permanent damage and change someone's life forever. It is important to remember that all drugs have side effects, some more serious than others. GHB , in particular, is a very dangerous drug, often used in sexual assaults due to its amnesiac effect.

It is also crucial to emphasize that drug use is never without risk, even in a recreational context. Drugs can be cut with other substances, making their contents unknown and potentially deadly. Individual reactions to drugs can vary, and even a "safe" amount can have disastrous consequences.

It is therefore important to take steps to avoid the risks associated with drug use. First of all, it is important to remember that the use of drugs is illegal and their production and distribution are punishable by law. If you decide to use drugs, make sure you know the risks associated with the specific drug and how you can reduce the risks, such as taking lower doses, using with trusted friends, and taking regular breaks.

Finally, if you witness someone who has been using drugs and appears to be in danger, it is important to seek help immediately. The effects of drugs can be unpredictable and time is crucial to prevent permanent damage or death.


In short, Daniel Cain's story is a tragic reminder of the reality of drugs and their destructive potential. It is important to remember that drug use is never without risk and precautions must be taken to avoid the tragic consequences that can result. Prevention, awareness and rapid action in times of danger can help save lives and avoid the devastating consequences of drug use.
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