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I have been addicted to meth, then heroin, and back and forth. It has destroyed my life where as I am only 19 years old and a resident near Clinton. Not being able to tell delusions from reality, it has been an emotional roller coaster. Now after being an inmate in the Sampson County jail, sitting in one of those cold jail cells, missing prom and graduation and getting visits from my family only by seeing them through a computer screen, I hurt them so much and for what? I wasnt getting high anymore, I was just trying to feel what I thought was "normal" and not in terrible pain which drove me almost literally insane. I lost friends and broke my family's trust, missed out on walking acrossed my school's stage with the rest of my class and didnt get to spend the summer with my family. Now Im out and trying to make a better future for myself, I'm back in school and hoping to graduate. I still have cravings, but I remember where it all lead me beofre, so I keep myself busy with positive things and stay around people who will influence me to do better. I want to help others understand where drugs can take you : instistutions, jails, prisons, and death.Put you, your family , and your future first; not the drug. Meth = Death

Victoria Smith


This is an excellent idea! I have a friend who has been abusing these drugs for years. This person takes anxiety meds, valium, somas AND drinks alot. The doctors have no idea how much my buddy abuses his meds. Soemtimes he even sells them. Zanax is a hot commodity. I wish they could somehow ban buying them online. This is another way these people abuse meds.
I wonder how the Hippa rule affects this.

Karen Walter, Texas

Okay so you came to our school (Union High School)like last week & as you were talking,throughout the whole assembly I hear people say stuff like "<an whatever", "Being high feels good", "What is she picking on us just because we do drugs?". Stuff like that. I mean we have the most hard headed people at our school & it just makes me sad to hear somebody say that because all they're doing is throwing there life away whether they know it or not. I wish there was some kind of way people could get it through there head & not live by what others say & do, because if they live their life like that then really they dont have a life at all.
I ask them "What benefit does weed, marijuanna, crack, etc. have on ur life?" "Will it get you the education you need to even play for the NBA or NFL?" They respond "Yeah!" I dont even know what to do with these people & I see that everything anybody says just goes into one ear and out the other. :[ Sad to know that they dont have a bright future ahead of them. I never planned on doing drugs & never will!!! If more people were like me, the world would actually be a better place. By the way I am a 14 yr old freshman, who could appreciate life a lot more if people would stop abusing it.

(Female), Clinton, NC

fun fun on another run...and its not so fun, hasn't been in a long time now so why do i keep it going?...maybe its my routine habit. if i had a new routine to travel could and would it break the meth run I've been in habit of?..
hmmmmmm, good thought for helping us addicts who seek help that works...so that would maybe involve a new routine written for us, customized to our interests,abilities,geographic oppertunitys....and if it really excites us i bet you will see our distraction to the new routine take place of our meth routine/addiction....does this make sense?..let me know if i explained this clearly, my theory.

fun fun on a run, Central Cali, CA.

I am a desperate mother of a meth user, my son 38 yrs old, divorced father of two sons, was in prison for 3 yrs in drug rehab, prior to that went thru private rehab program.
He lives in another state (alone)and I have been attending co-dependent meetings and reading "The Selfish Brain". I am still at a loss as to what to do! He was so happy to be "free" and managed for 6 months - established some credit, had a great job with his best (clean) friend, worked out visitation with his son. A good person. How can I, as a mother, actually let go??? And SHOULD I??? completely stand back and see what happens?

Anonymous from CA.

This website is very informative. How can we get more people to view ????

Anonymous

" I AM METH"

Read to the kids.(This was written by a young Indian girl who was in jail for drug charges, and was addicted to meth. She wrote this while in jail. As you will soon read, she fully grasped the horrors of the drug, as she tells in this simple, yet profound poem. She was released from jail, but, true to her story, the drug owned her. They found her dead not long afterwards, with the needle still in her arm.)Please keep praying for our Children, Teens, Young adults. Understand, this thing is worse than any of us realize...

Anonymous

MY NAME IS "METH"

I destroy homes, I tear families apart,
I take your children, and that's just the start.
I'm more costly than diamonds, more precious than gold,
The sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.
If you need me, remember I'm easily found,
I live all around you - in schools and in town.
I live with the rich; I live with the poor;
I live down the street and maybe next door.
I'm made in a lab, but not like you think,
I can be made under the kitchen sink.
In your child's closet, and even in the woods.
If this scares you to death, well it certainly should.
I have many names, but there's one you know best,
I'm sure you've heard of me, my name is crystal meth.
My power is awesome; try me you'll see,
But if you do, you may never break free.
Just try me once and I might let you go,
But try me twice, and I'll own your soul.
When I possess you, you'll steal and you'll lie,
You do what you have to -- just to get high.
The crimes you'll commit for my narcotic charms
Will be worth the pleasure you'll feel in your arms,
your lungs your nose.
You'll lie to your mother; you'll steal from your dad,
When you see their tears, you should feel sad.
But you'll forget your morals and how you were raised,
I'll be your conscience, I'll teach you my ways.
I take kids from parents, and parents from kids,
I turn people from God, and separate friends.
I'll take everything from you, your looks and your pride,
I'll be with you always -- right by your side.
You'll give up everything - your family, your home,
Your friends, your money, then you'll be alone.
I'll take and take, till you have nothing more to give,
When I'm finished with you, you'll be lucky to live.
If you try me be warned - this is no game,
If given the chance, I'll drive you insane.
I'll ravish your body, I'll control your mind,
I'll own you completely, your soul will be mine.
The nightmares I'll give you while lying in bed,
The voices you'll hear, from inside your head.
The sweats, the shakes, the visions you'll see,
I want you to know, these are all gifts from me.
But then it's too late, and you'll know in your heart,
That you are mine, and we shall not part.
You'll regret that you tried me, they always do,
But you came to me, not I to you.
You knew this would happen, many times you were told,
But you challenged my power, and chose to be bold.
You could have said "no", and just walked away,
If you could live that day over, now what would you say?
I'll be your master, you will be my slave,
I'll even go with you, when you go to your grave.
Now that you have met me, what will you do?
Will you try me or not? It's all up to you.
I can bring you more misery than words can tell, Come take my hand, let me lead you to hell!

Anonymous

Thanks for a great workshop. It leveled the playing field in understanding illegal drugs are driven by both demand and supply.
When are we going to do something about all this crime in Sampson County????????????????????

Anonymous

I am a former meth user. I have been clean for 3 years, and would like to do something to help other addicts, is there any thing out there I could do to help?

Crystal, Goldsboro, NC

The Sampson County "Meth" Task Force encourages your continued comments and testimonials. We make a special effort to ensure that all comments are posted on a regular bases and we are commented to making sure your comments and opinions are printed as received, subject to vulgar language. These posting are totally anonymous and can only be revealed if the person submitting wishes to include their name and personal information. Please help make a difference, speak up and be heard. This is a forum to help improve our way of life and reduce the horrific affects of Meth Addiction.

"Sampson County Meth Task Force"
ONE TEAM ONE FIGHT....

Why aren't you guys posting any new submissions. I have submitted several times and nothing shows up. I feel that someone is blocking my contribution due to my views on the subject matter.

Anonymous

May be some folks with their on personal battles with meth will post their stories, in an effort to help others better understand.

Anonymous

The strengthening of the laws pertaining to methamphetamine production and/or distribution is a step in the right direction. Treatment can be effective but most users do not seek it; those we put through the criminal justice system and force to get help are likely to fail because they have not made the decision to quit. The only answer to keep these people in prison for as long as possible to try and break the cycle of addiction. Now that the laws are in place to make this happen all society needs is a District Attorney to enforce them.

Anonymous

We are fortunate to have leaders like the Meth Task force to find new solutions to the problem of Meth addiction. Traditional approaches like jail are necessary to stop and intervene, but we know that it's not solving the problem. New studies indicate with the right treatment and sustained efforts Meth addiction can be changed and families and lives saved.  Treatment is only one of many approaches to dealing with addictions and it's certainly one that should be part of a balanced approached. Don't give up keep up the good work.

Anonymous

We have to rethink our understanding of what addiction is and how it affects us and those around us.  Nicotine and alcohol are both highly addictive and destroy millions of lives, however they are socially acceptable. Meth was given to troops in WWII and is now available a prescription drug. I'm certainly not comparing these to the addictive capacity of meth however we must remember an  addiction involves cravings, emotional and physical mal functions. To consider the only solution is to lock 'em up and through away the key is not only short sited but, has little thought or research to support it. The truth is that jail cost ten times more that rehabilitation or prevention. We ultimately pay the price.  Just think what the benefit would be to get just one person off of the addiction and make them a productive part of society and a supportive family member.  The alternative involves us paying hard earned tax dollars to support them with no potential for treatment. Laws and effective "certified Law enforcement officers to enforcement are not only important but critical.  We can choose to follow the latest political spin or we can make a real difference in our lives and the lives of our neighbors. Thanks again to the Task force for this website which offers information and a forum to speak... So please speak OUT!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous


This website is one of the best things I know that has happened to Sampson County, since I left the area 7 years ago to start my career! My hat is off to the Task Force and I wish you all the best in your fight against "METH".

Since I have been gone I have seen a lot of drug addicts and become acquainted with a lot of drugs. It is sad to see young lives and the families of these sick humans effected by this one drug "METH". Although the area I'm in now is not heavily populated with "METH" yet, as Law enforcement here we see it coming. To those of you that visit this site and have a drug problem, please get some help, YOU ARE WORTH IT! This site will be a great asset to my dept.

Harold Phillips

Can someone tell me if any churches are supporting your efforts?

Anonymous

"This is a great website. Why don't the newspaper help with getting the message out about intervention efforts like this. It seems all they are interested in is playing the latest political song. This is an epidemic and no one seems to get it. It's politics as usual you ego, money, and power."

Anonymous

"Meth causes personal, social and physical devastation. We must do more to prevent, intervene and rehabilitate our citizens. This is a disease and we must remember that like all diseases without treatment meth will continue to make a wasteland of our communities.
Enforcement and tougher laws won't make "meth" go away. If enforcement was a solution we won't have any drug problem. We've been arresting and putting people in jail for over 30 years and the problem continues to grow. It's time we faced the facts and not the latest "political spin" . Believe it! Education, intervention, prevention and treatment are the only real potential solutions."

Anonymous

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