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
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.
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
" 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...
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,
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.
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,
You'll lie to your mother; you'll steal
from your dad,
see their tears, you should feel sad.
But you'll forget
your morals and how you were raised,
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,
be with you always -- right by your side.
You'll give up
everything - your family, your home,
your money, then you'll be alone.
I'll take and
take, till you have nothing more to give,
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.
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,
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,
challenged my power, and chose to be bold.
have said "no", and just walked away,
you could live that day over, now what would you say?
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
Thanks for a great workshop. It leveled the playing
field in understanding illegal drugs are driven by both demand
When are we going to do something about all this crime
in Sampson County????????????????????
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
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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
May be some folks with their on personal battles with meth will post their stories, in an effort to help others better understand.
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.
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.
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!!!!!!!!!
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".
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.
Can someone tell me if any churches are supporting
"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
"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