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Friend experimenting with Meth

Discussion in 'Methamphetamine / Meth' started by AAngelo, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. AAngelo

    AAngelo Senior Contributor

    A friend of mine claims that meth actually helped him in his studies. He claimed that once snorting, he gets so much energy and focus that he was able to learn all he had to learn for his finals in one night. Now that we are graduates, he still uses and is still claiming that it helps him concentrate in learning songs (he works in music). I've seen on movies and tv that acid and to some effect weed helps musicians get songs down. But I never heard of meth having the same effect. Is there some validity to his claims or is he just making excuses to continue? Kinda worried about him.
  2. Charli

    Charli Community Champion

    I haven't tried it but I'm sure it does afford some sort of effect that helps with creativity or at least diminishing the hesitation and control that comes with being at a more sober state. That said I think this is one drug that people shouldn't take lightly.
  3. Nergaahl

    Nergaahl Community Champion

    I'm a musician too and I don't need meth to help me learn my songs or compose. If you can't do it without abusing something, then it's not for you. Sure, the results may be interesting, but health and wellness is always more important than your career.
  4. Sparkster

    Sparkster Community Champion

    I am also a musician too and have used meth in the past. It does tend to give you the impression that you are being more productive whilst you're on it, but in the long run that isn't really the case - it's just the feeling that the meth gives you. After using it for a while, you begin to lose focus and concentration and become disorganized and things get very messy. Then when you get clean and look back on things you realize just what a mess you were and how unproductive you really were, even though you didn't think so at the time. There's also the fact that meth dehydrates you and shrivels up your insides, it's extremely dangerous stuff.
  5. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    He needs to get off of that and you need to convince him of that. He is in the process of ruining everything that he has going for him in his life. He is going down a terrible path that no one should be going down.
  6. rightct

    rightct Community Champion

    I do agree it helps somewhat, but it's not that worth to take it more than once, as it has a lot of potentially bad consequences and, well, you wouldn't want to lose your teeth, hair, and even skin for momentary pleasure. If you search for "meth consequences" on Google, you will find a lot of examples that will clarify how dangerous this drug can be. Make your friend quit, it's the worst choice he can make.
  7. AAngelo

    AAngelo Senior Contributor

    Ideally, I would convince him to stop. But I am not really the standard for sobriety... hehe. I've been talking to a mutual friend lately and he has become quite distant from our original group. He lives near the university that I attended and I rarely see him anymore. Gonna see him in a few weeks for a group getaway to see what's up with him. If I hear he is still doing that stuff, I just might say something.
  8. lgdg090596

    lgdg090596 Senior Contributor

    Your friend needs help!
  9. JoshPosh

    JoshPosh Community Champion

    He's high as a kite. So of course he is going to have a lot of energy. I have to say this about Meth. Once it got a hold of you, it doesn't let go so easily. It just keeps on calling you until you give in and smoke it again. I wonder how far along your friend really is? I don't believe in a casual user.
  10. vegito12

    vegito12 Community Champion

    It maybe doing good things for him now but later on down the road it will not be the same and will have problems which can do more harm than good. Meth is giving more energy and also, it will make a person wanting to do a lot and have a urge to do soemthing or concentrate as well. I think it is important, that people need to know that experimentations don't usually end up well and will result in bad choices later on.

  11. I have heard that drugs like meth has a tendency to open up metaphysical doors to the people that use it. The problem is that they depend on the drug for their creativity. I would be worried about him too.
  12. IrishHeather

    IrishHeather Active Contributor

    Meth does give you a feeling of concentration, it makes you believe that you are getting things done. But in reality your brain gets focused on one certain thing and the rest of your productive capabilities "go to hell in a hand basket". He or she may be thinking that they are being creative but in reality they have only 'thought' they accomplished a lot of work. Meth is the great deceiver of our time.
  13. Rholm

    Rholm Member

    He may be more productive due to methamphetamine's "focus" effect on the mind. A large part of it may just be the false-confidence you acquire after taking methamphetamine, but in part, it may be somewhat true to an extent. Methamphetamine was invented in Japan during wartime to be given to soldiers, kamikaze pilots, and factory workers, believed to increase focus and energy and make them perform their given tasks better. It's not unrealistic to assume your friend may be experiencing similar effects. Though, methamphetamine is an extremely dangerous and addictive substance. And, if possible, should not be taken under any circumstances without medical reasoning and recommendation from a licensed MD.