Faces of Meth: Before and After

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by Lucy's mom, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Lucy's mom

    Lucy's mom Member

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    Hi all! I didn't know where I should put this but figured in the "bizarre" section might be appropriate considering it is quite "bizarre" to me how these people can do this to themselves. I've never seen this before and knew meth was bad but I am in shock as to the significant and drastic damage the drug does to people. It's very sad.

    http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/wghp-pg-faces-of-meth,0,938349.photogallery
     
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  3. poco

    poco A cat will blink when struck with a hammer.

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    You could not even fathom what this drug does to you - in addition to changing how your look.
     
  4. Boyz_Mum

    Boyz_Mum New Member

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    Thank you for the link Lucy's mom. It's very sad how badly some of these people's looks have changed.
     
  5. Disguiseduser0308

    Disguiseduser0308 New Member

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    So sad to see people destroying themselves for drugs.
     
  6. nomad

    nomad New Member

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    ...yeppers..
     
  7. theforgotten

    theforgotten Member

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    Omg, this is so scary.
     
  8. Tricia

    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator

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    This is so heartbreaking.

    You know drug addiction is a HUGE epidemic.

    What really makes me angry are the judgemental people who think that people can pull themselves up and get well without help.

    It can happen but it is rare. We are a compassionate people. We need to help drug addicts if we want to stop the addiction and all the crime that goes with it.

    NOW, if someone commits a crime on drugs that is still no excuse and they need to be prosecuted strongly. The first thing we need is a safe society and society can't be safe if we are too soft on crime.

    It just seems like we should be able to get help for people who have addiction problems. I am guessing the people in this picture do not have insurance to help them through this.

    Drugs are always a symptom of something deeper.
     
  9. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    they post faces of meth posters in jails here
    they're pretty disturbing to me but I think the inmates see it so much that the posters might not have the impact on them that it does on me
     
  10. mazajo

    mazajo New Member

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    Wow. I'm going to show this to my teenagers. Thanks for posting!
     
  11. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    Thanks for this, sad and shocking and a good reminder of what drugs can do. Was the high really worth it?
     
  12. justbeachy

    justbeachy "It's good to see me, isn't it? No need to respond

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    This will show my complete ignorance when it comes to drugs, but can anyone tell me why meth seems to always leave such horrible scabs on people's faces?
     
  13. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Steal from your own mother. Leave your kids home alone for days at a time. Mug elderly ladies.

    I've seen these pics before as they've been around for some time. Each time I see them I think "I wish they could take a picture of these people's souls as well and post them".

    You can get false teeth, you can eat healthy and get your weight back up, you can lose all those huge abcessy craters under your skin at some point, BUT you can never take back the degradation you've put upon yourself and the people who love you.
     
  14. Stoshie

    Stoshie New Member

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    I believe that people tend to "pick" at themselves when they are using.

    I showed this to my kids when they were in middle school. I thought that it was a pretty shocking visual, but also very real example of what drugs can do to someone.

    I can't believe what this does to peoples teeth. They call it "meth mouth".
     
  15. Spurser

    Spurser Inquire Within

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    I've seen these pictures before. It truly is a terrible drug. My husband has a friend that got hooked on meth. He was a college graduate with a successful contracting business, building luxury homes. Now he is homeless and relies on the mercy of his relatives to take him in. My husband had to cut ties with him because he started asking for money. Plus we didn't want him around our children. He was a good person and I am so sorry for him. I don't know where he is or how he is doing. I'm not sure he is even still alive.
     
  16. georgiagirl

    georgiagirl Opinionated Southern Belle

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    Meth also destroys parts of your brain. People lose their souls, truly. My sister was an addict for about 6 years. She didn't have the scabs but she lost alot of weight and looked horrible. She would have sold my children's souls to the devil for another hit at that time.

    It was so heartbreaking for my parents since she would stay up for days then take xanax to sleep for days at a time without even getting up to eat or anything. When she lived with them my dad would say he would try and wake her by knocking on her door and he would think she was dead on the other side and would have to break the door in. Each time she was arrested and put in jail was the only time my parents felt like they could sleep at night since they knew where she was and would be safe. She hurt so many people and escaped death so many times.

    She has been clean for about two years now and is a mother. That is what did it for her. But she always tells me "I will always be in recovery" "I cannot EVER forget I am an addict."

    I believe alot of addicts, my sister included, are self-medicating mental illnesses such at anxiety and/or depression.
     
  17. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    GG, Congrats to your sister. I understand it's no easy kick. I've seen the brain scans and all and the holes it creates in parts of the brain.

    You should be very proud. Good for her. It does take an awful toll on family.

    I always put it this way. "What "normal" person would do that to themselves? I agree with the self medicating. For alot of people they say after therapy and rehab and all the reason why "It's not an excuse, but a reason".

    Cops are especially tough on addicts. They just don't get it. I understand that. They see enough, but ultimately they are someone's sister, daughter, brother, mother, friend. At one time decent human beings that just got caught in it. In my heart I think it's a big a*s band-aid that you put on a scab. Nobody wants to live like that. Nobody.

    Again good for your sis.

    BTW, I had a friend. Best friend from High School. Gorgeous girl. Funny. She got into meth and progressively I didn't know that person. Never stole from me or begged from me, BUT put me in a situation once I was like "Get me the he*l out of here". Today old friends say "Oh she deserved to die. You knew she'd die. She was a meth freak. Underneath it, nope she was Ellen. I did severe ties when I started a family. She died of HIV complications. Broke my heart. I still think of her as my Ellen though. It can happen to anyone.
     
  18. drip~drop

    drip~drop kiss a fuzzie

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    Holy Chips![​IMG]

    Why do most of them have horrible absesses on their faces?
    Are they digging out the unseen worms?:waitasec:
     
  19. kileyizzle

    kileyizzle ♥ we have but two lives. The life we learn with, &

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    I have a question -- Sorry i'm not that well educated on substance abuse.

    But why do they have scabs , grazes all over their faces?
     
  20. drip~drop

    drip~drop kiss a fuzzie

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    That's what I was wondering also.
    some have the scabs but some don't?
     
  21. drip~drop

    drip~drop kiss a fuzzie

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    This is the lovely stuff with things like draino and battery acid and sudafed et al in it?
    sounds like something I wanna smoke. yummmmmmmmmy. ugggg
     

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