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Faces of Meth

by Cindi Haynes / March 4, 2005 1:59 AM PST

Our local paper had an article referencing this site, and I must say I was so disturbed, I thought I'd share it with you.

The link is to the Oregonian, in Portland, Oregon. Oregon treats more people per capita for meth addiction than any other state. Meth has been steadily moving across the country, and has been more prominent in NC the past 2 or 3 years. Aside from the (explosive) dangers of making meth, it leaves people ravaged from it's effects. I had no idea how badly! Maybe these pictures will stop someone from trying it that first time.


Follow the link near the bottom right side of the page marked "The Faces of Meth - Photos" and again on the page it takes you to.

Note how little time it takes to do so much damage.

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by MKay / March 4, 2005 2:30 AM PST
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This is a very upsetting situation... and probably not enought attention paid to it.... Thanks for posting it...

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(NT) (NT) Seems to make you thinner...I'm just sayin'
by Rick S / March 4, 2005 2:41 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) Funny....., in a tragic sort of way.
by Ziks511 / March 5, 2005 2:14 PM PST
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I must decline your kind offer.
by drpruner / March 4, 2005 4:40 AM PST
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Seen enough in real life, thanks.

Lately in NM it seems the busted labs all have young kids living there. It's known the manufacture is hazardous to their. health, aside from the explosions and fires.

Something else I think I notice from COPS and the evening news: Meth users are in more denial than other type users.

BTW, itty bitty towns up north near Taos are getting known for per-capita use of heavy-duty heroin.

Anyway, thanks for the thread. I agree the problem does need publicity.
Regards, Doug in New Mexico

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I am ashamed to say...
by Angeline Booher / March 4, 2005 6:34 AM PST
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... that my state ranks third in the nation in meth-lab related incidents.

Drug makers use cold medication containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, then mix and cook in other ingredients such as gasoline, rubbing alcohol, antifreeze, chlorine, drain cleanser and chemical fertilizer.


No link, but recently a college senior chemistry major was arrested. It was said to be the most sophisticated set up the authorities had ever seen. The garage that served as a lab was also booby-trapped with pipe bombs.The senior was armedm but finally put down his weapon.


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What is da difference?
by Henry Zack / March 4, 2005 11:02 PM PST
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Anyone knows the difference between Meth and amfethamine? Crack is supposed to be concentraded Cocaine and less expensive. Wouldn't a higher concentration of the drug be more expensive?

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by MKay / March 5, 2005 12:17 AM PST
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Many do not know & many do not care.... This is a serious situation and this is a very good article, that IMO should be included in every drug counseling and learning program. If nothing else be passed on to every parent....

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During the summers when I was in university I worked for a
by Ziks511 / March 5, 2005 2:25 PM PST
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Crisis Intervention group with kids on drugs, mostly hallucinogenics, but in 1968 Methamphetamine hit like the wrath of God. Not a pleasant summer or fall or winter. The fashion, if you can call it that, slowly died out over the next 4 years only to reemerge 25 years later. The classic speed-freak is a passive-dependent personality, without the drugs most of them are pretty harmless, and sort of depressed.

I had the pleasure of removing the stitches from Murray the Speed-Freak's head in the trailer we used as a headquarters. Now that's an interesting experience, cooling out a speed-freak while you wander around his face with a pair of scissors. I got the job because I had done medical stuff before and had some training and because Murray trusted me as much as he trusted anyone. The operation was a success and the patient lived long enough for me to lose touch with him, of course with a speed-freak that can be a matter of minutes.

Rob Boyter

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BTW, 'Faces of Domestic Violence'
by drpruner / March 6, 2005 1:23 PM PST
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wall collage at a nearby small-town NM hospital. These from your post could apply:

"Note how little time it takes to do so much damage"
"it leaves people ravaged from it's effects."
"I had no idea how badly!"
"Maybe these pictures will stop someone from [being abused] that first time." (The hospital hopes so.)

I was shocked, and I'm a tough guy. [not]

So: Do it to ourselves or do it to others- not a great "credit to our [human] race," are we?
Regards, Doug in New Mexico

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(NT) (NT) Another good thoughtful post Doug. What's itdoingHERE?
by Ziks511 / March 6, 2005 7:32 PM PST
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Not sure; just the idea of pix
by drpruner / March 7, 2005 5:02 AM PST

of meth users >> pix of DV victims; same bad stuff for same good reason: prevention. Maybe both will help; who knows?

Epidemic of both BTW.

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I still wonder.
by Henry Zack / March 6, 2005 4:01 PM PST
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I still question what the difference between methamphetamine and amphetamine is. And also why crack is less expensive than cocaine in spite of being more concentrated.

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