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Meth-A Dangerous Game That You Can Only Lose
Meth-Crystals and Pipe
Methamphetamine the Nightmare Drug
It is a sad, but true fact in America today that many people, young and old, are using "methamphetamine" on a daily basis. There are some grave dangers to using this very toxic substance that some may not be aware of. Most meth users already know many of the dangers, but because they are also usually dealing the drug to support their own habits they don't want these facts to be publicized.
First of all, lets explore the drug "crystal meth" which is used as a cheaper way of getting high instead of its co-conspirator cocaine (cocaine is a lot more expensive and has to be taken more often to get the same stimulating effects.) Crystal meth is usually produced in a powder form and is mostly used by injection or inhaling the drug.
The most popular stimulant amongst meth addicts is "ice" or "glass" on the streets; known by this term because it resembles a piece of clear glass. This form of methamphetamine is extremely addictive and is usually administered by smoking and can have a lasting high up to 20 hours. This of course depends upon the amount smoked and because the user cannot regulate their drug intake, overdose is extremely easy. Some of the very real dangers that "ice/glass" have are such severe effects on the body that many users will simply collapse. The effects can include increased heart rate, which can cause a heart attack. Worse of all, it can make the user want to keep using the drug, and they often are fixated on using and can become what most know as a " speed freak". Presently, the highest rate of drug users for this street menace is in California, Florida, and Texas is the states with the highest reported problems.
Crank is another stimulant and really is just another low grade form of methamphetamine. A lot of times users on the streets identify its quality by its color and when they use it the drug by its "kick". Like other drugs, those dealing it cut, or mix the drug with other toxic substances to make it go further, thus increasing their profits.
Users Are at High Risk
So those who are taking these drugs are at high risk of death by poisoning and often accidental overdose due to the unknown purity factor of what they are ingesting.
So, let's examine what can happen to the long term user of methamphetamine. The intravenous user can get AIDS, and can also overdose with a very violent death. Meth users (speed freaks) can become so involved with the drug that malnutrition, skin disorders, ulcers, and induced psychosis can occur. The long term user can also develop cardiovascular diseases, hallucinations, vitamin deficiencies, mental illness, and serious brain damage which can ultimately lead to suicide. A lot of "speed freaks" report having slower reaction times when driving, getting into car accidents while under the influence, and have a decrease in over all performances while using methamphetamine. They also report feeling like Superman, feel like performing tasks that they can't while sober, on occasions have jumped off bridges, buildings, tried to fly off of high areas and plummeted to a miserable death.
Honestly, after receiving all this information anyone who is using or planning to experiment better think twice, as methamphetamine cannot only destroy your family, finances, health, intelligence, but the end result is it can kill you in so many different ways.
The question should be why would anyone even want to start taking this horrific drug? I know I wouldn't! If you have ever even considered using methamphetamine in any form, you should seriously consider all the risks associated with using it (even just once!) because it's true: "Meth = Death".