What is Meth?
Meth is the most powerful synthetic stimulant known to man. Methamphetamine is 100% synthetic, meaning it is manufactured in illegal laboratories using a cocktail of dangerous chemicals. A few of these chemicals include antifreeze, lie, battery acid, drain cleaner, lantern fuel, as well red phosphorous. When these chemicals are “cooked” to produce the methamphetamine, explosions are not uncommon. For every one pound of meth that is produced there is a total of 5 pounds of toxic waste left behind. The residual waste left behind is often absorbed into the walls of house, or the ground.
Because meth is such a powerful substance, as well as a potent poison, it initially acts as a euphoric stimulant. After the stimulant effects wear off the toxic residuals start destroying the body from the inside out. This is why so many health risk and issues are associated with methamphetamine abuse including brain damage, schizophrenia, depression, suicide, heart problems, and memory loss.
Short Term Meth Effects
* Increase in blood pressure, temperature, and heart rate
* Psychotic behavior
* Reduced Appetite
* Dilated pupils
* Dry mouth
Long Term Meth Effects
* Severe psychological dependence
* Damage to the kidneys, liver, or lungs.
* If snorted permanent damage to the nasal cavity.
* If smoked serious issues with the users lungs.
* Severe weight loss.
* Serious damage to the vital blood vessels of the brain and heart, causing death, strokes or possible heart attack.
* Risk of infectious diseases or abscesses if injected.
* Decay of the teeth also known as “meth mouth”.
What Kind of Behavior is Associated with Meth Abuse?
The danger of methamphetamine abuse has become a true epidemic in the United States. Meth is no longer only associated with “poor” “rural” rednecks, but has now penetrated the majority of the United States population. The deeper an abuser dives into meth abuse, the more of their morals go out. With meth abuse comes risky sexual behavior, transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, lying, cheating, stealing, and loss of ambition. These are only a few of the anti-social behaviors that meth addiction can lead to. In the beginning it always starts out as a euphoric pleasurable experience, but eventually leads to a dark, disconnected, and immoral place.
How Narconon Shows Meth Addicts a New Moral Code?
The final course in the Narconon Program is known as the “Way to Happiness” course. This course consists of a set of 21 basic precepts that work to re-establish the moral code that we as people follow in today society. A few of the basic principles included in this course are:
1. Take Care of Yourself- Although very simple, this precept can prevent the spread of communicable diseases.
2. Keep Your Body Clean- Germs are often carried by individuals who do not wash themselves regularly. Often times a meth addict pays little attention to this precept.
3. Preserve Your Teeth- When a person uses methamphetamine their teeth are at great risk, simple because what they are putting in their body is pure poison.
4. Eat Properly- Meth addicts struggle with this precept because meth causes a huge decrease in appetite.
5. Get Rest- While high on meth an user is unable to get the proper amount of sleep, because meth is such a powerful stimulant.
6. Don’t Be Promiscuous- Unsafe sex is often linked to meth abuse, because meth is a proven aphrodisiac.
7. Love and Help Children- Children are tomorrow’s civilization, and we must provide a bright future for them.
8. Honor and Help Your Parents- The deeper a meth addict dives into addiction the further they disconnect from those who love them. Often times their parents are the first to suffer because of this.
9. Set a Good Example- Until a meth addict gets their life back on track they are unable to truly set a good example.
For more information on Narconon call 800-468-6933.