The roots of my problems were seeded deeply in an addiction to a substance known as methamphetamine (meth, speed, crank, dope) that can be debilitating for the body. My body was in a state of crippling depression and anxiety. I had plenty of time to think about my life and my family’s lives while awake on binges for seven or eight days at a time. While under the influence of a conglomeration of uppers, downers, laughers, and screamers, I had a sudden overwhelming sense of guilt that has clung to my heart like a grief stricken lover until this day.
My drug abuse had not only taken a toll on my body, it had taken a toll on my family as well. Through many of visits back home I saw my family falling apart as they watched me fall hopelessly through their once firm grip. It was then that I realized that it was time for a personal intervention. Introduction Methamphetamine was then created out from amphetamine; it can be seen in both crystal and powder which can be bought easily on drug stores because methamphetamine was commonly used as nasal decongestant and bronchial inhalers and was used by soldiers to prevent from sleeping.
Like any other prohibited drugs, it can be injected, swallowed or even smoked. Methamphetamine is a white, crystalline powder with bitter taste and odorless and can be dissolved in water easily making the drug easy to consume. Methamphetamine if consumed, damages the central nervous system, unlike amphetamine, methamphetamine’s effect on the brain last longer. In the United States, it is one of the most illicit popular drugs used by most of the teenagers.
More than 10,000 meth labs were apprehended wherein 200 meth labs in each state in the United States in 2003. No law was made pertaining the punishment of the one who used it but instead a law pertaining to make the raw materials on making methamphetamine more difficult to acquire thus discouraging the manufacturers to create and discouraging the users to use it.
According to the book of Frank Spalding, Methamphetamine: The dangers of crystal meth that “a person using meth feels an initial rush of euphoria or intense pleasure” that could make the user on using it again due to the pleasure that will be felt, but however, the very target of this drug is the brain, the central nervous system to be exact that is attached from the brain down to the spinal cord which is responsible to all body nerves.
Methamphetamine was just discovered last century but its use as an illegal drug continues to grow and grow making some youths being dependent and become addicted and as its demand continues to raise the suppliers also is encouraged to supply more as its making is easy (Spalding 4).