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If this doesn't scare you away from this dangerous drug please go for help.
at 11:01 on April 19th, 2008
Did you hear Richard Quest of CNN got arrested for meth posession the other night? Crazy.
at 11:02 on April 19th, 2008
same what i wrote in the flavoured coke article comment- it burns out the nerve systems within 5 years.
according to this article, speed can do this in three years.
i would say, if you only try it, and many people tried tablets in the 1990s through disco scene, and then stop- after ten years, your nerves recover. but occassionally, you remember the "burn-out".
so it should be discouraged. i mean, tell the people it does not do something magic, but activates your body reserves, because of this people feel high.
but they can not be recharged- people just "burn out". so for this reason, it is not a good drug, or a medicament, but a dangerous, illegal drug. people who have consumed only a few times did not always report bad effect- guess many disco go'ers pulled the plug after three or five times!
just- if people have no life, they will continue to seek good feelings from the drugs. they do not know the drugs only release body reserved (for instance, they increase MAO level, and increase synapse trnsmission).
they do not become junkies because of the drugs, but because their life wasn't too good before they tried the drugs- don't forget that.
and, as visible in the pictures, some drugs like coke and speed really burn out the body within a few years. some others like alcohol or tobacco take 20 years to take effect...
and i do not take anything, or would give the advice to try the stuff. just saying, people should know the real truth, not just "scare stories".
i would say, an America with less drugs would be good. so make people understand how they become junkies, why they initially started to take the drugs. if they just stop taking them, they will not get a "good life". don't forget this!
in some towns, maybe 20 or 30 percent of a generation went to disco clubs in the mid 1990s, so don't say they are all junkies. most of them pulled the plug early, and now have a good life. of course it is desireable to have a completely drug free life- or at least, to stay away from them permanently.
it helps to talk...and to understand the "whereabouts".
at 12:11 on April 19th, 2008
Unreal! My best friend's daughter has been a Meth addict since I met her - at about 19 years of age. She already had two kids by then. She got those kids taken away for neglect. Social services was called when her toddler kept "escaping the house" while she slept all day. She got them back.
This girl has been in and out of rehab more than a rock star - to no avail. She has another baby, about a year old. She was clean and doing so well...then Meth came back. She abandoned her two oldest sons, took the baby and lives in a hotel while she strips for money. She left the comfort of her Mother's home to go back to her Meth-Life. (God help the baby). She is now 27!
Thank you for sharing that story. Great comments, too!
at 12:20 on April 19th, 2008
I don't think "Middle America" really knows how people struggle to escape whatever it is that allows them to become sooo addicted. Until you see someone struggle with addiction...or you experience it yourself in some form...it is easy to believe that this only happens to derelicts! Not so. Please keep disseminating this kind of wonderful, yet uncomfortable information. No, it's not pretty at all - but it needs to be discussed. Addiction needs to be addressed! People need to be helped...young people need to be aware the they are NOT invincible. "Oh, that'll never happen to me". That's what "they" said!
Good stuff -thank you!
at 12:43 on April 19th, 2008
Those pictures are scary. I can't believe how quickly you go downhill from meth. In only 3 months, you look like a completely different person.
at 15:43 on April 19th, 2008
felixdakat, I like this story. It's good stuff. Well, actually it's bad stuff, but we need to see this. The comment that these pictures should be taken to the secondary schools is so on. When I lived in an urban area, teen age girls were taking this poison to stay slim. They were getting it for free. I wonder why?not!
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