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To Fight the Demons, You Must Know the Devil
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;
- Lithium metal (batteries);
- Methyl Alcohol;
- Muriatic Acid;
- Paint thinner, mineral spirits and/or lighter fluid;
- Starter fluid;
- Sulfuric acid;
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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© 2009 Greg Boudonck