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  •  i worked w/homeless & other low income groups and (11+ / 0-)

    BY FAR meth is the most fucked up of all the substances to start using.  I haven't encountered any other drug that will deteriorate a person so f'ing quickly.  Even when moderate users are able to quit and abstain there are health effects that stay with a person.  

    One of my 'clients' died of a stroke. At 32. The autopsy showed the blood vessels in his brain had hardened most likely due to ~two years of moderate meth use which he'd totally quit before he was 25.

    In general, i'm for total legalization/decriminalization of pretty much everything but meth is a hard one for me to deal with.

    FYI, and as a public service announcement, though they aren't in the same league (or even sport) as meth those super caffeinated energy drinks aren't so hot either.  Male? under 40? show up in the ER with a 'cardiac event'? its' pretty much guaranteed you've been drinking Rockstar, Red Bull or some such.

    "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face" & "Polka will never die." - H. Dresden.

    by bnasley on Sun Jul 01, 2012 at 01:01:25 PM PDT

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