To Fight the Demons, You Must Know the Devil

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Meth Madness

It is known as the devil drug. It can take a "good" person and make them a demon. These demon's are known as meth-monsters.

The drug is methamphetamine. Better known as crystal, crank, or speed; it is smoked, snorted, and injected straight into the bloodstream.

As an ex-addict, I am just amazed how people are so ignorant about what to look for in people that are on it. Also, for the people that do the drug, how they are so ignorant as to what exactly is in it. It is my firm belief that if the majority of user's were aware of the ingredients that they are putting in their body and what they can do to you, they would quit.

The purpose of this hub is to open people's eye's.

Do you suspect a family member or friend of using?

Are you using?

Scroll down and get educated on the devil drug that is attacking our nation.

The Poison Inside

I know that attention spans are not very long when a person is on methamphetamine.

If you are one of those people here is the crap you might possibly be putting in your body if you are on "crank".

Anhydrous Ammonia--Yea, here's a great thing to have entering you body. For one it is quite flammable. This is how explosion's happen. In it's pure form it is highly corrosive. Rust inside of your veins, yea you should live a long life that way.

Brake Cleaner--yep some recipe's call for using brake cleaner; that just sounds like the perfect item to put in your body. Following is what MSDS safety sheet says about taking brake cleaner into your body: - INHALATION - EXPOSURE MAY PRODUCE IRRITATION TO THE NOSE, THROAT, RESPIRATORY TRACT, AND OTHER MUCOUS MEMBRANES. BASED ON THE PRESENCE OF COMPONENTS 1 AND 2 EXPOSURE TO HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF VAPOR MAY PRODUCE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DEPRESSION. BASED ON THE PRESENCE OF COMPONENT 1 REPEATED OVEREXPOSURE MAY DAMAGE THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. - INGESTION - BASED ON THE PRESENCE OF COMPONENTS 1 AND 2 PRODUCT IS PRESUMED TO BE SLIGHTLY TOXIC. BASED ON THE PRESENCE OF COMPONENT 2 INGESTION MAY CAUSE KIDNEY DAMAGE. BASED ON THE PRESENCE OF COMPONENT 2 INGESTION MAY CAUSE LIVER DAMAGE. BASED ON THE PRESENCE OF COMPONENTS 1 AND 2 SMALL AMOUNTS OF THE LIQUID ASPIRATED INTO THE LUNGS DURING INGESTION OR FROM VOMITING MAY RESULT IN SEVERE LUNG DAMAGE. BASED ON THE PRESENCE OF COMPONENTS 1 AND 2 INGESTION MAY CAUSE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DEPRESSION.

Camping Fuel--Another highly explosive item. This is how many crank cooks blow themselves up. Of course this is another petroleum product that I don't get why anyone would want in their body.

Drain Cleaner's--Yea, put some of these in your veins! The same stuff that cleans the crap out of sewage pipes. Many have lye and sulfuric acid. Both are highly poisonous. Both can cause blindness among other abnormalities to a person.

Ephedrine or Pseudo-ephedrine--This is found in many cold and allergy medicines. The medicines are broke down to get the pure ephedrine out. It can cause varying levels of long-term dopamine depletion in dopamine-rich brain and nervous centers such as the putamen and the basal ganglia. This will slowly drive you nuts.

That right there is just a few of the poisons you could be putting in your body. Here are more, I believe you can look up what they will do to you. Is it worth it?

  • Gasoline additives;
  • Hydrogen Peroxide;
  • Iodine;
  • Lithium metal (batteries);
  • Methyl Alcohol;
  • Muriatic Acid;
  • Paint thinner, mineral spirits and/or lighter fluid;
  • Starter fluid;
  • Sulfuric acid;
  • Toluene.

If your on the garbage and you can't get off, get help! You are slowly killing yourself. No matter what's going on, is suicide worth it? By doing the devil drug, you are committing suicide. Ask for help!

Below is a video and then I will explain how to notice a "meth-head".

Signs of Abuse

Some of the things to watch for if you suspect someone of meth addiction.

They will sleep very little and when they do they will "crash" for a long time.

I have noticed slurred word's, many different projects not finishing them, and as I said earlier a very short attention span.

The meth-monster will go through erratic mood swings and they usually will blame it on "bi-polar syndrome".

If you suspect a person is on the drug, I would seek outside help. Usually the best help is someone who has "been there". I would seek out a good treatment program.

I believe a 12 step program is important after an inpatient treatment. I belong to just such a program and wrote a hub about it. It's called Celebrate Recovery. NA ( Narcotics anonymous) is also a great program.

You must show that person tough love! Don't support the habit; if you do, you are helping them to die quick.

 

The title explains my reasoning behind this hub. You can not defeat an enemy if you don't know that enemy. The best way to fight this devil called methamphetamine is to educate.

I sincerely hope you did learn something here. If you are on this stuff, please get help. The video below should show you why. Don't let the devil win.

 

© G.L. Boudonck

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Patty Inglish, MS profile image

Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America

This is very, very good to read. I've bookmarked it!


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

Meth has absolutely ruined many of my friends and family. It ain't no joke. not too many can walk away from it and even if they do, they're usually never the same person. I know all about chasing the dragon.


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

OMG...and the pushers of course KNOW all this...who and how in the world did anyone think of this junk? Why is it people get so interested in this devils stuff??? The picture were terrifying to me...guess I have been too protected...tho I left my husband of 15 years (now over 40 yrs. ago ) because he was smoking Pot and I didn't want my children around it...I just knew it was bad...How sad and tragic for the addict...God Bless this Mess...Thanks for a very shocking hub...G-Ma :o) Hugs & Peace


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Froggy213 7 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Thank you Patti--As 1 of the Top Hubber's here, your compliment is greatly esteemed.

Goldentoad, don't give up on them, I have seen many beat the devil!

G-ma--I would take a "pothead" over a "meth-monster" any day--not saying it's right, but "potheads" usually won't rob you blind and it is not nearly as dangerous. It is still agaist the law though.

Thanks for reading and your comments--please pass the info on--awareness is the key to defeating this enemy.


SirDent 7 years ago

I never used Meth before. I didn;'t know the ingredients used to manufacture it, but i knew you could buy them over the counter.

This is a well wirtten hub and laid out very well. I am glad you beat the monster Froggy.


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Froggy213 7 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Thank you Sir Dent--and you brought up another thing I must say--The monster will know when to attack again after recovery. When that person is down--with the right support system, these moments CAN be beat.

3 times I was offered the crap after Jonathan's death:

http://hubpages.com/hub/Froggys-World

3 times, because of the friends, family, and support I received, I was able to walk away. Wasn't easy, but it is possible.

I also want to add that if you don't feel comfortable talking to other's but you want off the poison. Mail me--Someone does care, someone does understand--we CAN BEAT THAT DEVIL!


danthedater24 7 years ago

People engaged to this really need help. Once they take it, they coudn't stop it.


knowledge 7 years ago

Great Hub Frogman! I am glad to see that incarceration i not a part of your proposed strategy for intervention. I voted on your poll, Meth is one of the many demons I have picked up and put down. The fact that you and I have battled these "inner demons", regardless of whether we won or lost, is the reason our opinions are worthwhile. Old Woody still ain't figured that one out, has he?

People can down folks like you and I (and other drug addicts and ex-drug addicts) all they want to make them selves feel better, but when it comes down to it we are all human and we all deserve the love and devotion of someone who will keep us on track. Unfortunately many people truly don't have that, and they get their lives off course with one drug or another, one addiction or another until there is no turning back (like the folks in those pictures). Personal resposnibility is a bummer sometimes, but it is what it is.

Rehabilitation is the best shot they have, but as you mentioned, the love and support (not condemnation) of your family and friends is ultimately what tips the scales. And usually only after exhasperating efforts by the addicts family.

Good job man, sorry I ranted on your hub comments site..


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Froggy213 7 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Man, I have missed you on the forum. You bring GREAT stuff to the table---thanks my friend for your comments--one day we will wake these people up I hope.


solus_vero 7 years ago

From what I understand it was our government that " invented " this drug. I think it was givin to pilots in ww2 so they would be able to fly for hours without sleep and still stay sharp. Just more proof of how evil war is.

The public would be amazed if they really knew how many people abuse this and other drugs. It's not always just the greasy looking guy on the street. Many People, doctors, lawyers even cops "use",,, and even sell.

I have seen many lives devastated because of this drug. Not just the user but also there family and friends. It is a shame. If anyone out there feels they are addicted to this or ANY other drug, remember, You are hurting the ones you love. If you really love those who love you,, GET HELP NOW. There are ( non bias ) people that want to help you out of pure love, without judgement. Stop hurting the ones you love. get help now. The longer you wait the harder it is on you and the ones that you love.

solus_vero - Latin for "Only the truth"


mr clean 5 years ago

Wow of all my years I would of never guessed wat this shit has in it or all the effects it has. After 25 yrs of use I'm a very lucky person should b dead. The ingredients alone should drive one to wake up. I'm going on 30 days and it feels good to b me again explosive information thanks


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Froggy213 5 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Glad to hear you are clean. Always remember what is in it if you are tempted again.


Maria Ruiz 5 years ago

To Fight the Devil, You Must Know the Devil...This is like The Padrino saying...but I never thought of it with drugs. Since I never been close to it not caught my attention. As a Junior High School teacher I've seen many students fall into this stuff. But perhaps because they are starting the deep effects are not shown. I will know that devil and I will fight it. Thanks, my dear blue prince for helping me open my blind eyes.


Johnny Appleseed 4 years ago

When will ignorant people realize that synthetic drugs such as Meth only come around when other already available drugs become illegal and hard to obtain.

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