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    Crystal Meth Addiction From Laced Drugs

    Crystal Meth Addiction From Laced Drugs

    We have all heard of illegal drugs laced with other chemicals but in Canada some people have become addicted to crystal meth and didn't even know they were using it. Crystal meth is not abused like crack or cocaine in Hamilton but people are becoming addicted or go through crystal meth withdrawal symptoms without even realizing they were using methamphetamines.

    Ecstasy is an illegal drug that's used by young people during raves or while partying and can be found laced with crystal meth without the users knowledge. Quietly crystal meth has made its way onto the streets and unsuspecting drug users don't even know they're taking it. According the manager of Womankind Addiction Service at St. Joseph's hospital Debbie Bang, it's a strategy to keep users purchasing their drugs from the same dealer.

    People have become hooked on a drug like ecstasy or pot that's been laced with meth without the user's knowledge. They become addicted to the drug they're getting from that dealer and nothing else compares. A man at one time that was a client in an addiction service for men didn't know why his health and paranoid behavior had gotten so bad when all he did was smoke pot. As it turned out the drug dealer was lacing marijuana with crystal meth. He was suffering from meth addiction and didn't even know it.

    Crystal meth is extremely addictive and because it's a man-made drug you never really know what's in it or just how potent the drug is. When combined with other substances it's not only dangerous but could be lethal. Canada's largest crystal meth street bust led by Hamilton police was worth 3 million dollars which was equal to 26 kilos of pure crystal.

    Crystal meth is very easy to become addicted to because of the way it makes you feel when you're high. Not only does it increase sex drive for most people, the person feels unrealistically fantastic and the user loses all inhibitions feeling strong and full of confidence. Unfortunately the effects from using meth aren't so nice causing severe depression, physical and mental deterioration and unbelievable feelings of insects crawling under and on the skin. This leads to sores, infections and scarring on the users body.

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