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.
Well where to start? The first time I did dope or meth was when I was 13. I was walking down the street and some guy picked me up. We went back to his house and we smoked it out of a glass pipe. That night was the craziest night of my life. My Dad is a drug abuser also and about 6 months before I first tried it my Dad was up in Maple Valley cooking it in the basement of our house....
Hi, my name is Kriztina and I am 14 right now and writing about my uncle his name is Brian. I have seen and heard of the effects of drugs many times in my life before this but until I experienced it drugs were just an ok they are bad for you kinda thing. Anyway my uncle has been doing crystal meth off and on and we have had many accidents he lives in California and we are in Kansas so we could not help him much but by the words of wisdom. My grandmother tries hard to take care of him but can only do so much. We are scared to death for him because of our numerous calls that he's missing, high, on a rampage, or homeless we fear one of these calls will be a call of hysterics that he's dead. We have all tried talking to him. I love him very much and pray every night for him, but now because everyone has quit and forced him on his own. I can't bear the thought of him dead. So I have decided to start my own project and want to thank all of you for your stories, because they are going to be one of the big parts in my project and hopefully help him live a longer life and be able to live on his own with a family and friends who love him. So thank you, thank you, for everything and I will pray for all of you. You all know how I feel and hopefully on that I can save my uncle. Thank you again. Kriztina...
It was only two years ago that I got introduced to crystal meth. I was using constantly for 6 months, and then one day I found out I was pregnant. I made the choice to stop, not for me, not for MY health; but for that of the baby I was going to have....
I was a happy little girl up to age 12. My life felt perfect. I got everything I wanted. I knew my mom wasn't my real mom and neither was my dad. They were really my aunt and uncle. I lived with them since I was 3 months. I found out my mom was a drug addict and she left me with my aunt and uncle, and my brother and 2 little sisters still lived with my real mom. I started thinking about why she left me and why she didn't come back for me. Still till this day I don't know. I talked to hear about it and she said she always wanted to come for me but my aunt would never let her take me because the way she was....
My name is Roxanne and I first tried meth when I was fourteen. I started doing lines with my 20 year old boyfriend. He didn't want to do it anymore, so I promised him that I would quit with him. So he quit and I started doing it with my mom, sister, and brother. My mom was a dealer and my dad was in rehab. So my mom always had shit. My mom had three other children living in our house. I was still going out with my boyfriend. I was hiding it from him still. Lines weren't doing anything to me any more so I started smoking it and doing hot rails. About six months after doing that I started shooting up. It was a sudden rush. Our house was very nasty. There was never any food. Our well broke so there was no water. The three kids were living in misery. We didn't even care. My boyfriend knew something was going on. But I kept on lying to him. I had no meat on me. I looked like a walking ghost. My mom decided that she didn't want her kids anymore. So we all got taken away by C.P.S. I was in foster care for 9 months. I still had ways to get my shit through foster care. My dad got all of us back from C.P.S and we have been doing pretty well. My mom is still doing it. My teenager years weren't the way I wanted them to be. This drug is Satan. It puts your life through hell. Please don't do this awful drug. Roxanne McCray, Tucson, AZ...
My name is Megan, I am 15 years old. I lived with meth for 3 and half years. My Dad just got busted for cooking meth about a month ago. I knew what was going on, but I didn't want my Dad to get into trouble, so I never said anything to anyone. I didn't even let my best friends come over, because I was so embarrassed....
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