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I’ve seen this addiction firsthand. It usually starts as a solution to a problem, but it ends up creating way more problems. Family and friends get pushed away because of the addicted person’s selfish behavior. You start out thinking you can control the use of this drug but you can’t. It’s hard to quit – there’s a lot of relapse going on. It becomes a vicious cycle.


I grew up in a good home and one day when I was 14, my uncle let me try it. That led to 8 years of heavy use and several arrests. One day I woke up in jail and had over 20 charges. That’s when I realized this was serious. After I got out of treatment I started hanging out with the same old friends and relapsed. I hated myself and knew I had to change and finally I did it. My advice is to never try it.


The first time I used meth, it made me feel amazing. By the second time, I was hooked. I kept using to try to get the same high I had the first time but I never found it again – I only became addicted and started to cross lines I never thought I’d cross. Meth destroyed every aspect of my life very quickly. I ended up using for over 20 years and finally got clean. Pretty much everyone I know regrets ever trying that drug.