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What Is It That Makes Meth So Addicting?

Discussion in 'Methamphetamine / Meth' started by ChloeDawn, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. ChloeDawn

    ChloeDawn Active Contributor

    I have often heard that it only takes one time to use meth to become totally addicted. But, I do not understand what is it that makes it so addicting. Is it the ingredients used in making it or is it that you can only get a high like this from using meth? It is so heartbreaking to see so many people I used to know here in my hometown that have totally let this evil drug destroy them.
  2. sillylucy

    sillylucy Community Champion

    I always hear the story about how doing it one time is enough to get you hooked, but I have a lot of friends who have tried it at parties and not knowing what it was. They said that they hated it because they were up for hours and just wanted to sleep.
  3. Mara

    Mara Community Champion

    I think it depends whether the person liked their first experience with meth or not. I also knew of some people that tried it once and didn't like it. So they never used meth again. But there are those that liked the high that meth was able to give them so they used it again and again until they became addicted.
  4. ChloeDawn

    ChloeDawn Active Contributor

    Whatever it is, this is one of the scariest drugs around in my opinion. I pray that those that are addicted can get away from it and get healthy again. I have been lucky that none of my close family members have started using it considering how badly it has taken over our community.
  5. xTinx

    xTinx Community Champion

    It's a psychoactive drug. Meaning, it contains elements that affect your thought processes and pretty much against your will. When your will and ability to think rationally are compromised, you surrender yourself to the high and ultimately become a bag of unconscious and ambiguous actions.
  6. Tremmie

    Tremmie Community Champion

    I haven't had any kind of experience with meth, but I know people who has and even died thanks to that addiction. I saw a normal man go from being a strong one, to being completely unrecognizable after a couple years. Last time I saw him he could barely walk and walk well, he had few teeth left and the ones he had left were so decayed.
  7. JoshPosh

    JoshPosh Community Champion

    I've never taken it because I didn't like the way people looked after trying it. One of my friends said that it wasn't really the high that got you hooked on it. It was actually the feeling of it wearing off is what made people want to get back on it again. You see when you are coming off from it, you feel like crap, and they look it to. From what I'm told it's this disgusting feeling that will go away when you get another hit.
  8. Dank Dex

    Dank Dex Member

    Amphetamines are niche.. someone used to being stoned and drunk won't like amphetamines, or to people who are generally in preference of not moving. To them they may not feel anything notable on lower doses, and just feel that they were robbed of their sleep. To someone who is constantly active with their body, such as a construction worker, etc, will dose specifically to get through the day at work. The whole one hit to get addicted is a personality based theory, let alone, a theory. There's people with genetic structure/personality traits that just won't allow a dependency like the typical addict. They may never realize they're even addicted, making withdrawals just random symptoms to them. The theory however, stands because the releases of methamphetamine in a recreational dose is 12 times more powerful than cocaine. So it's just happy. :p Who doesn't like being happy? I'm sure that's why most people do get addicted to drugs.. they misidentify the drug induced sensations to be happiness, or escape. Whatever you wanna call it.

    That's cause of street methamphetamine, like desomorphine on the streets, it's called krokodile cause it when injected it eats away at your flesh. But desomorphine as a pure molecule, isn't toxic. It doesn't mean it's safe though. Opiates have shitty physical consequences. Same with meth however, it just has iodine and phosphorus in trace amounts when street produced, which is what have people looking like absolute garbage whilst using the drug. Not to mention when taken mystery dosages (no one knows how much they put in a pipe, nor is it pure) the amount consumed usually has someones brain over doing itself, resulting in neurotoxicity. In reality, with meth.. if you dose 5mgs a day, you can be fine virtually forever. Saying the substance doesn't have any undesired affects. (google desoyn, maybe you'll be less scared to see doctors give people meth)

    So if you ever do god forbid have to come across or handle this in your life, you'll be able to suggest more tolerable methods of ingestion, which can ultimately save a life.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2016
  9. remnant

    remnant Community Champion

    Crystal meth sets off intense pleasure and euphoria. It is like a superhigh and then moving to a deep dark hole of depression when you come down. Meth actually changes the brain. When one takes it at first, the decision to take it is made by the brains' prefrontal cortex which handles voluntary actions. By the third use, the decision to take meth moves to a different part of the brain which controls involuntary actions like breathing. Its like you now have to take it to survive. After quitting, it takes a meth user more than 2 years to restore the brain to its former condition. There is no FDA approved drug to help meth users end their dependency.
  10. Jack Wallace

    Jack Wallace Senior Contributor

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  11. Okaviator

    Okaviator Senior Contributor

    I remember back when I was at a party in my 20's I took some meth because I was drunk. The high was just unbearable, I couldn't get to sleep. I've never tried meth again.
  12. puneeth8994

    puneeth8994 Active Contributor

    I guess it's the euphoric feeling one gets when they try it out.