Meth Addiction – A Worldwide Problem
Methamphetamine addiction has taken the world by storm. Beautiful international locales like Australia, New Zealand, Russia, the United States, and Asia have all been surged with crystal meth, which is causing devastation and destruction. Most people are surprised to learn that methamphetamines are the second most commonly used illegal substance in the world. Marijuana is number one.
Meth (also known as “ice”) is a central nervous stimulant that causes a user to feel speedy. It increases energy, which allows users to stay awake for days and even weeks at a time without food. Many say they feel superhuman when they abuse this drug and love the euphoria it creates. Ice addicts believe they can get more accomplished when they use the drug and like the way it makes them feel.
The problem is, ice is a very dangerous and highly addictive drug that can destroy the life of an individual and their family. While the high might feel great at first, there is only a downside to methamphetamine use.
Here are three reasons you shouldn’t use meth:
# 1 Meth rots your teeth and causes gum disease.
Have you ever heard “meth mouth?” It is a legitimate condition. Ice is manufactured using harsh and abrasive chemicals that destroy the teeth and gums. Eventually, using this drug for an extended period of time can cause total annihilation of every tooth in someone’s mouth. Some people have to get all of their teeth removed because they can not be repaired. Meth mouth isn’t pretty. If you want to save your smile, you will have to give up the speed.
#2 Meth is an expensive habit.
Although it doesn’t cost very much to make ice, dealers jack up the street value so they can make more money selling their product. Many people rob and steal to support their habit or they look to their families to help them get their next fix. Some people sell their own bodies. Meth is highly addictive and always leaves you wanting more. If you want to have something to show for your money, don’t spend it on ice.
# 3 Meth causes you to violate your own values.
Ice causes people to do things they wouldn’t normally do if they were sober. People cheat on their spouses, disappoint their children, become unproductive employees, steal from the people they care about, and become all-around dishonest people in the course of their addiction to this drug. When most people get into recovery, they feel terrible about the things they did while they were hooked.
DARA Thailand Can Help You Find Freedom From Meth Addiction
No matter where you are in the world, DARA Thailand would love to have you come to us for treatment. We can help you recover from ice addiction and get your life back on track. Nothing good every comes from an addiction to ice. Before things get worse, contact us. We are here to help.