Friday, August 27, 2010

More On Meth: How To Spread The Word

Meth enters our kids' lives insidiously, like a snake. That snake, however, is a charmer.
Though he appears to be a leader, he's a really a pusher. A drug pusher who stands to profit from  turning your kid into a client.
Every generation has/had their highs and lows.

From moonshine and morphine many moons ago, to cocktails and cocaine, marijuana and Esctacy,  PCP, LSD... the list is endless. And I think the real topper is Meth.

I know I have Meth on the blog's brain these days.
Not literally of course. 
Never have tried it, never will.
It's just that I'm seeing it's effects more and more these days. Like  I see more and more anxiety.
More and more foreclosed homes.
More and more unemployed people.

More and more people in line at  food banks.
More and more people sleeping in their cars.
More and more people sleeping in tent cities, under bridges, folded in doorways.

More and more people looking for a psychological way out.

And at first, Meth might appear to be that.
I am told that at first... meaning... the very first time you try it... you get this burst of intense energy and a high that makes you feel like you can do anything and everything without sleeping for days.
After that,  forgetaboutit.
The rest of the seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years, breaths that make up a lifetime are spent in search of replication of that very first high.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in Oregon  gave  us all an amazing tool when they started their ever- evolving "Faces of Meth Project". That's the video just below this post. It keeps changing from time to time. I recognize some of the faces, see new ones over the years.

If you have a kid or grandkid exposed to other kids, good and bad ones, you may want to think about showing them the video below.
It's like showing kids who drive dunk corpses in the morgue, it shocks them into better behavior.
Same with "Faces of Meth," only it's more a preventative measure.
You play it in a junior or high schoool, Meth rates drop dramatically.
That simple.
Kids are very vain.
They don't like to see what Meth will turn them into.

For questions on use of "Faces Of Meth" Mug Shots and Materials, please contact Multnomah County Sheriff's Office at 503-988-4300 or visit

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