Archive for the ‘Meth’ Category

Faces Of Meth

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Wow, NOT being on meth has really screwed up this girls face. The picture on the left is of the girl strung out on meth, and quite frankly she looks great. Meth was really good for her – her skin looked soft, her complexion was perfect, and she looked tidy all around. But then she went off meth and turned into that creature on the right.

Kids – in all seriousness, this is from The Mayor’s mouth to your ears – take meth, it’s really good for you. You don’t want to turn into an ugly pig, do you?

The Mayor hopes he made a difference today.

More Faces Of Meth

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Let this be a lesson to all the young Mitchievillian’s out there: If you experiment with meth, in as little as 11 years you will look like the strung-out Steve Buscemi.

I have no doubt that will slow down meth use in Mitchieville by 97.5%.

Meth Face Week

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Here’s more proof that if you use meth for even a few years, the chances of you ending up looking like Amy Winehouse are pretty good. That should be enough of a deterrent to scare you straight.

Meth Face Week is over, it’s in the books. I know, it was probably the most depressing week Mitchieville has had in ages. But The Mayor posted Meth Face Week for a reason: he thought you were becoming too happy.

Yup, I had to put a stop to that.

Meth Face Week

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Although this picture isn’t the most physically radical one I’ve shown this week, it’s still pretty chilling when you consider the good looking young man on the left was transformed into a down-and-outer in 7 short months.

For those of you that really aren’t sure what meth is and how it is taken, here’s the 101:

Methamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant with a high potential for abuse and dependence. A synthetic drug, methamphetamine is closely related chemically to amphetamine, but produces greater effects on the central nervous system. The drug’s euphoric effects are similar to, but longer lasting than those of cocaine. It generally comes in three forms:

Powder: a white, odorless, and bitter-tasting crystalline powder, readily soluble in water or alcohol.

Crystal: Users smoke chunks of a very pure form of crystalline methamphetamine called “Ice”.

Rock: Big chunks of the drug, usually found in yellow, are usually ingested orally.

Methamphetamine can be smoked, injected intravenously, snorted, or ingested orally. The drug alters mood in different ways, depending on how it is taken. Immediately after smoking or intravenous injection, the user experiences an intense “rush” or “flash” that lasts only a few minutes and is described as extremely pleasurable. Smoking or injecting produces effects fastest – within 5 to 10 seconds. Snorting or ingesting orally produces euphoria – a high but not an intense rush. Snorting produces effects within 3 to 5 minutes, and ingesting orally produces effects within 15 to 20 minutes.

A meth high usually lasts for 12 hours, but can last as long as 24.

Meth Face Week

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Today’s picture is a real shocker. They look like totally different women.  The woman on the left looks about 38, while the disaster on the right looks late 50’s. Look at the difference in the skin. It looks like God crumpled up the woman on the left, made her into a giant ruffled ball and then unwrapped her.

It really is hard not to feel sorry for these folks. Sure, they made the choice to do what they did, but still, it’s hard not to feel compassion for them. By the grace of God go I.

Meth Face Week (Tuesday Edition On Wednesday Morning)

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

I suppose the most amazing thing about this graphic is that the lady in question has managed to live for ten years while being a meth-head. According to Life or Meth, the average life expectancy rate for a meth user is 5-7 years.

Getting clean from meth is another thing entirely. Not many do. According to Life or Meth:

The path to recovery varies from person to person. The severe effects of withdrawal – suicidal depression, irritability, fearfulness, loss of energy, insomnia, palpitations, sweating, hyperventilation – can last several weeks, but the wall (craving period) continues for around six-eight months for casual users and up to two-three years for hardened abusers. Because there is no methadone-like bridge to sobriety for crystal addicts, the relapse rate is very high; 94% according to a recent University of California study. A full return to sobriety can take up to several years.

Meth Face Week

Monday, January 17th, 2011

One amazing thing about meth is that it actually makes the user feel more confident, more attractive and desirable. Meanwhile, you can judge for yourself how desirable and attractive the meth user is in the picture.

Meth is possibly the most addictive drug because of the very small amount of time it takes to get hooked.  In correlation, it is also one of the hardest drugs to break free from the addiction of.   Dr. Krista Gilbert, CEO of Michael’s House says, “The quicker an addict seeks help for their methamphetamine addiction, the higher the chance becomes for a full recovery. The damage done to the brain after years of meth use causes lasting brain damage and behavioral problems such as paranoia and psychosis.” And that’s not all it does.

Meth corrodes the face and teeth. It causes the blood vessels to constrict, and cuts off the steady flow of blood to all parts of the body. Sores take longer to heal, the skin loses its elasticity, and the hallucination of meth makes the user pick away at their skin until it is raw, blistered and torn apart. Bugs, man, bugs. They’re under my skin! Pick, pick, scratch, scratch.

Imagine thinking you have bugs crawling under your skin?

Look at those side-by-side pictures again. There’s only a four year difference in them! The chick is probably no more than 35 (ish).

Meth Week, it’s not for the faint of heart.