Upcoming Generation In Trouble

Upcoming Generation In Trouble

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Since: Mar 12

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#1 Mar 11, 2012
I've noticed that dope has been mainly affecting High Schoolers and people in their early 20s. If everything keeps going in the direction its been going in, our community will be to the point to where all hope is lost. I've already lost friends and family over the stuff. I'm not mentioning any names, but I've seen several people around the age of 20 in town that it was impossible to not tell they're on something. Loss of weight, dark bags under their eyes, and they're real nervous. I just wanted to state how much it kills me to see all of them slowly kill themselves.
truth

Johnson City, TN

#2 Mar 12, 2012
How is Mehtamphetamine Abused? Methamphetamine is a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol and is taken orally, intranasally (snorting the powder), by needle injection, or by smoking. How does it affect the brain? Mehtamphetamine increases the release and blocks the reuptake of the brain chemical (or neurotransmittler) dopamine, leading to high levels of the chemical, leading to high levels of the chemical in the brain-a common mechanism of action for most drugs of abuse. Dopamine is involved in reward, motivation, the experience of pleasure, and otor function.Methamphetamine's ability to release dopamine rapidly in reward regions of the brain produces the intense wuphoria, or "rush", that many users feel after snorting, smoking, or injecting the drug. Chronic methamphetamine abuse significantly changes how the brain functions. Noninvasive human brain imaging studies have shown alterations in the activity of the dopamine system that are associated with emotion and memory, which may account for many of the emotional and cognitive problems observed in chronic methamphetamine abusers. Repeated methamphetamine abuse can also lead to addiction-a chronic, relapsing disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, which is accompanied by chemical and molecutar changes in the brain. Some of these changes persist long after methamphetamine abuse is stopped. Reversal of some of the changes, however, may be observed after sustained periods of abstinece (e.g.,more than 1 yera)
truth

Johnson City, TN

#3 Mar 12, 2012
Taking even small amounts of methamphetamine can result in many of the same physical effects as those of other stimulants, such as cocaine or amphetamines, including increased wakefulness, increased blood pressuer, and hyperthermia. Lon-term methamphetamine abuse has many negative health consequences, including extreme weight loss, severe dental problems ( " meth mouth') anxiety, confusion, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior.
concerned

Johnson City, TN

#4 Mar 17, 2012
Yeap these people are in trouble. Meth over mind. Or is it Mind over meth. They need to clean this place up before this stuff kills off all of our young people. What a shame.

Since: Mar 12

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#5 Mar 21, 2012
It's a proven fact that meth can affect the central nervous system and also replace sense of emotions. It provides false happiness. People addicted to meth can't be happy unless they have it, otherwise they lay around and sleep their lives away til they get more.
smoker

Elizabethton, TN

#6 Mar 21, 2012
In this economy, who has money for drugs? I would be happy if I could quit smoking[cigarettes].
concerned

Johnson City, TN

#7 Mar 21, 2012
smoker wrote:
In this economy, who has money for drugs? I would be happy if I could quit smoking[cigarettes].
If you watch the news, about ever other day someone gets busted with this drug. They make the crap their self to keep their habit going. And also sell to keep their habit up. If there's a will there is a way that they will find to do this drug. It is sad that they are just giving up on life over this drug. They also steal, sell what ever they got to do this. Many have lost family members over the stuff. That's how over powering this drug is. They just don't care.
new poster

Elizabethton, TN

#8 Mar 22, 2012
concerned wrote:
<quoted text>If you watch the news, about ever other day someone gets busted with this drug. They make the crap their self to keep their habit going. And also sell to keep their habit up. If there's a will there is a way that they will find to do this drug. It is sad that they are just giving up on life over this drug. They also steal, sell what ever they got to do this. Many have lost family members over the stuff. That's how over powering this drug is. They just don't care.
There was an article on the news this morning and it said that lithium strips(?) are used in the process. I am not sure what lithium strips are, but lithium batteries are expensive. Makes me wonder how much all the chemicals/ingredients would cost to run a batch. And NO I am not asking! I know that some people who are on drugs will do almost anything to get another fix, and for the life of me, I can not see the cost being worth it.

Maybe real pot has benefits in pain management, etc., but not that fake shit that is being sold.
concerned

Johnson City, TN

#9 Mar 22, 2012
new poster wrote:
<quoted text>
There was an article on the news this morning and it said that lithium strips(?) are used in the process. I am not sure what lithium strips are, but lithium batteries are expensive. Makes me wonder how much all the chemicals/ingredients would cost to run a batch. And NO I am not asking! I know that some people who are on drugs will do almost anything to get another fix, and for the life of me, I can not see the cost being worth it.
Maybe real pot has benefits in pain management, etc., but not that fake shit that is being sold.
Well I can say is more power to them. Let them kill their self cause that is what they are doing. Sick minds will do anything.

Since: Mar 12

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#10 Mar 26, 2012
We can't just sit back and watch so many people wither away. If you know someone you can help, try helping them. Try to salvage who they were before they corrupted their minds. Sadly there is so much more that could be done to bring it all to a halt. If we give up now, almost everyone around here will be living drug driven lives... even ones that are closest to us. By giving up on our community that surrounds us, makes us just as bad as the ones that are addicted to the several varieties of drugs out there.
True

Johnson City, TN

#11 Mar 26, 2012
You can't help someone unless they really want to be helped. You can't do it for them and until they are ready for help you are wasting your time. Sad fact but true.

Since: Mar 12

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#12 Mar 26, 2012
True wrote:
You can't help someone unless they really want to be helped. You can't do it for them and until they are ready for help you are wasting your time. Sad fact but true.
Yes some refuse help, but there are plenty out there that just need a push. Some people do need others to help them along. If no one shows that they care, how do you expect them to see that their lives matter or that they hurt their close ones. If you was to just go up to a close one that is into drugs and tell them you don't care, next thing you know they're in the the ER getting their stomach pumped because they decided to OD.
Concerned Parent

Johnson City, TN

#13 Apr 3, 2012
LostSanity91 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes some refuse help, but there are plenty out there that just need a push. Some people do need others to help them along. If no one shows that they care, how do you expect them to see that their lives matter or that they hurt their close ones. If you was to just go up to a close one that is into drugs and tell them you don't care, next thing you know they're in the the ER getting their stomach pumped because they decided to OD.
Let me tell you something. Until you live with someone like this you do not understand. I have been a parent for many years and I have watched my son kill his self with this stuff for years. We have tried everything to get him help. And he knows his life matters to us, but he just don't care. Was raised in the church and taught better. Once they get on this stuff they don't care about their self or anyone else. If anyone goes out here and OD's it's because they don't want help. So don't try and say I'm a bad parent and I don't care because I do. How would you like to sit and watch your child sit and waste away his life. It's not an easy thing to watch and the sad part is there is nothing you can do about it after they are 18 years old. I have talked to everyone to try and get help for him and sad to say if they don't have insurance they want even look at you are try to help them. I love my kids and would do anything to help them, but when you can't get them help and you talk until your blue in the face than you tell me what you are suppose to do?
hate drugs

Springfield, TN

#14 Apr 29, 2012
The parasites who live off the misery and destruction of peoples children, and drugs are one of the biggest businesses in America today, fueled by the mexican mafia. If you as a parent could have saved your child, would you have killed teh parasite that led him into drugs. Sadly, these parasites cant be stopped, and they use their kids to gather business. The government are so for it and so protect the people who are pushing and destroying our nation.
Going through it too

Hermitage, TN

#15 May 30, 2012
I'm with you Concerned Parent! My child is also using Meth, I have worried and cried. I didn't raise her to be this way either. At this point I swear I would rather her be in jail than out on the streets not knowing if she is dead or alive.

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