Most people here know me enough to know I have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to drugs and alcohol. I've lived with it for most of my life and I know the devastation and destruction that follows in its wake. While I am not completely innocent - I have done my share of dumb stuff when I was younger - I have learned from my mistakes before they became a real problem. Some people are not as lucky.
I know kids will make mistakes - it is a part of growing up, it is to be expected. But when that mistake becomes an all consuming part of your life, then it is time to do something about it.
That is what meth is. An all consuming drug that will destroy your life. It doesn't matter who you are, or where you come from, all you need is one taste and you are hooked. One try is all it takes to ruin a lifetime. Now I don't know what the statistics are and I am sure crack is right up there with meth-just as addictive and just as deadly - but I don't want to sit here and preach and I KNOW you don't want to hear it from me. So why not listen to the people who know what they are talking about?
I fund a site "CRYSTAL DARKNESS" which sheds even more light on the the topic and even has a forum to post. One in particular I found was equally fascinating, and repugnant, was the blog for recovering meth users. I'm sure you will too.....
In my search I also found other sites:
Julie's story - about crack addiction
real life stories about drug abuse - including ritalin (kiddie cocaine)
recovery site - for addicts, families and friends
living with an alcoholic - while some of it is religious based - there is some good information in this article...