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Old 11-06-2006, 03:44 PM
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Meth Epidemic - Lisa Ling

Just saw the National Geographic program on meth. It scared the crap out of me for many reasons, but the most fascinating aspect was how people AGED using it. They showed a progression of arrest pictures across the years, and it was creepy. People lose their teeth, smoking of course ages, as does the lack of sleep, but the worst was the face-picking which results from "meth bugs". People hallucinate that bugs are itching them, so they scratch and pick.

Not that I need to be "scared straight", but if I were a teenager looking to experiment with drugs, that would have convinced me very quickly to stay away from meth.

Here's a link to the program - http://www.drugfree.org/Portal/DrugI..._Examines_Meth
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Old 11-06-2006, 04:05 PM
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When I was working at kroger...grocery store we had a couple that were meth users who would come in all the time and try to steal things and they were always bleeding from the face and stratching there face and arms. They looked so horrible, you would think that people that see this would stay away from it. Also I always caught them with there hands in the candy bins...you know the open candy in grocery stores...which I would never buy by the way. They were stratching there face and putting there dirty hands in them bins. But yeah kids should see how much they age and how horrible it is for them.
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Old 11-06-2006, 08:21 PM
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I thought from the title of this thread that Lisa Ling was the latest victim of meth usage! Whew.
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Old 11-06-2006, 11:05 PM
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When I was working at kroger...grocery store we had a couple that were meth users who would come in all the time and try to steal things and they were always bleeding from the face and stratching there face and arms. They looked so horrible, you would think that people that see this would stay away from it. Also I always caught them with there hands in the candy bins...you know the open candy in grocery stores...which I would never buy by the way. They were stratching there face and putting there dirty hands in them bins. But yeah kids should see how much they age and how horrible it is for them.
Yuk!! ugosh-ughh, Mindi, really, they put their nasty hands in there? UgghGosh!
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:59 AM
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Yuk!! ugosh-ughh, Mindi, really, they put their nasty hands in there? UgghGosh!

well they were actually just eating right out of it, I went and told my managers but I don't know if they did anything about it...but yeah really gross
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Old 11-07-2006, 03:09 AM
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I got an email from my friend in Indiana this morning telling me that her X-husband was just arrested last night for operating a meth lab out of his house... He also has custody of 2 of her children by him we will see what happens there!
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Old 11-07-2006, 03:22 AM
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Here's a link to the page with the before and after pictures. All these people look so lost:

http://www.drugfree.org/Portal/DrugI...s/photo_4.html
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Old 11-07-2006, 03:27 AM
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Eww what are those open sores? How do you do meth is it by needle? They look like they have aids or something...grose



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Here's a link to the page with the before and after pictures. All these people look so lost:

http://www.drugfree.org/Portal/DrugI...s/photo_4.html
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Old 11-07-2006, 06:38 AM
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How awful!
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Old 11-07-2006, 10:06 AM
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Meth is nasty! It ruins the life of the user (and their loved ones!) and it's also a big drain on social services and foster care resources because someone needs to take care of their children.
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Old 11-07-2006, 11:39 AM
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Eww what are those open sores? How do you do meth is it by needle? They look like they have aids or something...grose
From what I've seen on shows like Intervention, they either smoke it or snort it, but there may be other ways. I wouldn't know because I would never ever go near that stuff. Yuk!
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:48 PM
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Eww what are those open sores? How do you do meth is it by needle? They look like they have aids or something...grose
That's the picking at the meth bugs. So creepy and nasty.
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Old 11-07-2006, 03:16 PM
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The before and after pics don't even look like the same people. Horrid how it physically alters them in such a short time. Meth is dangerous stuff and I didn't know what it does to people.
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Old 11-07-2006, 06:03 PM
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I will show this thread to my kids--- how scarey, and a point of reality-
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Old 11-07-2006, 09:05 PM
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Here's a link to the page with the before and after pictures. All these people look so lost:

http://www.drugfree.org/Portal/DrugI...s/photo_4.html
i've seen something like this before...."before & after" pics...shewwww...just awful
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Old 11-07-2006, 09:08 PM
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i've seen something like this before...."before & after" pics...shewwww...just awful
I showed my 12 year old daughter, and although she was disgusted--- and as much as we talk about hings like this- I am not sure if she saw the reality, i was hoping for-- i was looking for more reaction from her- is she too young to get it?
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Old 11-07-2006, 11:10 PM
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I've been emailed the other website too. It's pretty gross.

http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/...thamphetamine/
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Old 11-07-2006, 11:38 PM
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yeah,I saw pictures like that before also on TV a year or two ago--horrendous--think every adolescent should be exposed to these before-and-after pictures in a school setting--It'll scare the hell out of them
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Old 11-08-2006, 11:29 AM
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Here's a link to the page with the before and after pictures. All these people look so lost:

http://www.drugfree.org/Portal/DrugI...s/photo_4.html

I guess I am not very sympathetic to meth use...I have to admit that the woman with the really curly frizzy hair in the after pic actually made me laugh, even though its not a funny topic.
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Old 11-08-2006, 11:54 AM
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I had a very good friend who had AIDS. He was a meth user. Everyone assumed the sores on his face and hands were from AIDS but they were meth
use. Very sad and he is no longer with us. At one time he was a married man with a beautiful wife and three beautiful children. Then he came out and ruined himself and died leaving a horrible legacy for his family. Coming out is not all happy and gay, pardon the tasteless pun.

One of my nieces is now a meth addict. She spent 9 months in jail staying clean and gaining weight, but the minute she got out she went back to her "friends" and dealer boyfriend. So much for that. The battle begins again. I guess it is the hardest addiction to beat. I don't have much sympathy for users either.

I think these sites are excellent and it is so important to show these to kids. They should be VERY afraid.
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Old 11-08-2006, 12:17 PM
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I guess I am not very sympathetic to meth use...I have to admit that the woman with the really curly frizzy hair in the after pic actually made me laugh, even though its not a funny topic.
She reminded me of the "Bride of Frankenstein", from that old movie with Elsa Lanchester.
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