If you’re thinking about New Year’s resolutions like dieting, no more drinking or smoking, etc., one resolution to seriously consider, especially during this party season is not to use methamphetamine!
According to Dr. Richard Rawson, associate director of UCLA’s Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, there are a variety of reasons to try methamphetamine, but once one tries it, there is but a single reason to continue to use meth – that sudden rush of pleasure followed by the prolonged sense of euphoria.
Sad to say, meth is one of the most addicting drugs of all time supplying users with, in addition to euphoria, increased energy, focus, and confidence.
The drug also enhances feelings of desirability, diminishes inhibitions, and increases sexual prowess.
The mechanism that meth triggers to produce the high is the same as food, sex, alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs – the release of a brain chemical called dopamine.
Lab animals given methamphetamine experience an increase in dopamine 12 times the levels resulting from sex or food.
After that first high though, users require more of the drug to get that same feeling again. And, after repeated use, methamphetamine takes a toll on the body and destroys the mind.
Meth arrests development in young folks and destroys cognitive abilities. Initially, the powerful stimulant increases libido but over time diminishes it completely.
Physical appearances turn “zombie-like” with long-term abuse.
Chronic abuse can lead to psychotic behavior, including paranoia, insomnia, anxiety, extreme aggression, delusions and hallucinations, and even death.
READ THE FOLLOWING AND YOU’D BE CRAZY TO TRY IT!
Hi, I’m Crystal Meth,
just try me once and I might let you go but try me twice, and I’ll own your Soul.
I take Kids from Parents and Parents from Kids. I’ll take and take, till you have Nothing more to give,
When I’m finished with you, you’ll be lucky to live!
I’m more costly than Diamonds, more precious than Gold. The sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.
I live with the Rich, I live with the Poor. I live down the Street, and maybe next Door.
When I possess you, you’ll steal and you’ll Lie.
You do what you have to — just to get High.
The Crimes you’ll commit for my Narcotic Charms will be worth the pleasure you’ll feel in your Arms.
I’ll take everything from you, your Looks and your Pride.
I’ll be with you always — right by your Side.
Now that you have met me, what will you do?
Will you try me or not? It’s all up to you!