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Discussion in 'Methamphetamine / Meth' started by ConcernedPartner, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. My fiance just told me that she tried Shabu for the first time. An Asian form of crystal meth. My first reaction was shock. I was supportive and I told her I love her and that I knew how hard it must have been to tell me something like that. She is the most loving, kind, and incredible person I've ever known. Knowing now that she's been introduced to it. That the door is open now. I'm scared.

    She said she did it because she was curious about it and her friend had some that she was smoking. It seemed to me she did it casually not knowing just how serious a drug it is to casually do. I know that's not likely true, but that was the impression. She says she knows the consequences of even having it. That it's a life sentence or death in her country. But she said it like, "if it happens, it happens." which also concerned me. That she isn't being serious about it.

    I believe her when she says it was her first time and I recognize this is a critical moment too. That how I react to this could maybe lead her to do it again if not handled properly. I want to get this right and so I'm looking for some advice about what the consequences are of using this for the first time. I know it's highly addictive but, as someone that has never used, I am naive to how strong that could be on a first time use. What are her chances of being addicted after this use?

    As far as how much she used, she said they smoked three stones. I don't know how big they were. She said they were small and that they smoked three. It's all I know. About 24+ plus hours later, she said her heart has been palpitating. She was nauseous. She hasn't slept in two days, experienced hyperthermia (sweating excessively), and she said she was scared. I think she might have been close to an overdose, but again, I'm naive to this. That might just be a knee jerk thought on my part and not true at all.

    If anyone has had an experience similar to this, or there are people that have used meth and can share with me some information about what her dangers are being a first time user, with this seemingly being her first drug ever using, I would really appreciate it so I know how best to help her and insure this first time is the last.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2017
  2. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @ConcernedPartner... Welcome to the community. I don't have any personal experience with meth, but I'm hoping someone who does will weigh in. In the meantime, I am sending your fiancée healing vibes. And I will keep both of you in my thoughts and prayers.
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  3. Lostboy8731

    Lostboy8731 Community Champion

    Firstly welcome and good job in choosing to come here for safe and caring advice. I seen your post a while ago but thought to wait and see if others might weigh in first. So im back and well here it is. So im a recovering meth addict myself and was sober for 2 yrs prior to relapsing recently and i can see where your worry comes from. Its really actually hard to say if she will ever do it again or if she will just stay away. Honestly my advice is trust her and trust that if by chance she does do it she will come to you honestly about it. Prayers it doesnt come to that friend.

    Now that being said there are some things you can watch for such as
    Not eating as much
    Minimal sleeping and being up for days on end
    Irritabilitly and sudden mood swings
    And halucinating episodes.
    These are just a few things to watch for but there is plenty of posts here on signs and symptoms of meth usuage.

    Praying she stays away from this life killer and you both live happy and healthy.. blessings and prayers

    Check in any time
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