It's horrifying to think our young teens are experimenting with mind altering drugs like crystal meth. The truth is today more adolescent and teens are suffering from drug addiction than ever before. Many young people experiment with crystal meth without realizing just how addictive this stimulant drug is and it's destroying their lives. Many of our teen viewers have sent in stories of their own experiences with meth use and addiction and their honesty is to be appreciated. They have their whole lives ahead of them and the last thing they should have to worry about is withdrawals, tweaking and addiction.
There are also wonderful success stories from teens addicted to drugs like crystal meth. Their recovery stories are an inspiration to other teens and young people who are addicted to drugs and are in need of help and treatment. We thank our young readers for their honesty straight forwardness about their drug addiction. Your stories will open other teen's eyes and help them realize just how serious and dangerous meth use is and possibly save a young person from experimenting with drugs like crystal meth.
I am 16 and have been into meth since I was 12. I just recently choose to stop. At first I couldn't because drugs are all I know. I have done everything there is. I have never had an overdose. I have been to inpatient rehab 3 times in the past 2 years. I am also in foster care. I have been in the system for 2 almost 3 years. I will be in foster care until I am 18. I have seen things that no one should have to see. I have seen people killed, had someone I didn't even know die in my arms and it was over a drug deal. I have been through shit that no one should go through. My uncle raped me. I was sold for drugs by some of my family. I have survived a lot for my age. I just want to let people know that you don't have to live your life under the power of drugs. I am still struggling with my addictions. I have been clean for 50 days. I don't remember a lot of things that I did while using. I want to help people. I pray for those still suffering and struggling with addiction. I hope that by sharing my experiences that i have helped someone. I would like to hear from others and to know if I helped someone. Kayla, Salina, Kansas, United States...
Well to start off I'm 17 years old and been doing crystal meth for about 2 months now. At first I would always just smoke weed. I was a usual pothead getting high almost every day. I knew this guy from school I usually would go kick it with him to go smoke in his room. Well he had a sister which he would take us to her house to go smoke weed. After a while we kept going to her house and that's when I eventually found out she smoked crystal. I didn't really know what crystal really was at that time I would see other people in my classes smashing up crystals with their ids and then snorting it so I guess that was it. Well I tried crystal with my homie I don't know why but I did a line. It burnt the shit outta my nose. Weeks came by and we started hanging out with my homies sister a lot. It ended up that we started smoking (shit) that's what she calls it like all the time we were with her. All our friends would get money to buy 20 sacks of shit all the time. Well we would smoke it most of the time get all wired and shit. At first we started doing it 2-3 times a weeks for like the first month. After that it would be almost every day busting all nighters when we had school the next day or others had work. It was fun. I mean it still is fun haha because I still do it. The problems I get at home though is that once I come home from school I stay out till like 1 in the morning and come home to sleep for a couple of hours. Well my dad got so tired of it that he took my keys away and he locks me out of my room. Before it was never like this. My mom cries because I'm getting too skinny and she thinks I'm going to get sick or something. Does it seem like I'm an addict or is my life messing up already and I don't even see it. I don't know. Thanks for reading and reply if you have anything to help me out with thanks. Joel, California, USA...
I'm 15 I've been using for over a year, but dropped heavy about 5 months ago. Within those 5 months, I've lost 25-30 pounds. When I don't have it, I spend all my time looking for it, and I get really mad, really easy. I just start breaking stuff and screaming. My problem is that I love it. It's the only thing that really matters to me. The thing I seem to do the most is explain myself. Missing money, everyone notices you don't sleep or eat, light bulbs are always missing, cars at the end of the driveway, pupils the size of plates. The only thing that matters right now is that I have a safe little spot to tweak and a box of crayons maybe a puzzle. My biggest concern is what if something happens to my dealer, but I still think tweakings is worth it all. I'm in love with my dope. Stefanie, Texas...
Hi, I was 14 had lots of friends did great in school my parents adored me. I would just say I had an awesome life. Yeah, I drank a little bit, but it was all in having fun. Until one night; I was a little tipsy and my cousin introduced me to this guy. He was a few years older than us, and I thought he was so cool....
I am 15 years old. The first time I tried meth was when I was 14. When I hear about it, it is like I have to have it. When I am spun I feel like I can take on the world. When I come down it is like I am no one. I start to hate life and I don't want to do anything....
Hey, I'm a 14 year old daughter. My parents have been on meth for as long as I can remember. My dad I barely even saw. My mom she was always binging. I was always with my stepdad whom I called my dad because he was more of a father to me then my dad was. When my mom and stepdad were gone, I had to watch my 2 brothers and 1 sister....
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