I live in the Midwest, where meth is a huge problem. One reason it is so bad is that it is created from fertilizer that most farms use. It isn't too difficult to steal it. I have known numerous people that have abused meth for years. Not only does it tear you apart on the inside, it deteriorates a person's looks like you can't believe. I can think of two women I went to school with. Both girls were pretty in high school. Both were blond, and average weight. A few years out of school I saw them and both had dark circles under their eyes, their face was caved in and emaciated. They were walking skeletons that looked like they were fifty or sixty, instead of their young twenties. One of the girls (as far as I know) never got help. I heard recently she got her kids taken away. I imagine it had to do with drugs. The other girl goes back and forth. I only see her about once a year now, but I can always tell when she has been clean, and when she has not. When she's clean she is a reflection of her younger days (although she will never get it all back, some destruction is here to stay). It is just too bad. I dabbled in meth in my younger days, so I am no saint, but I also did not let it rule (ruin) my life.