Methamphetamine (meth, crystal, chalk and ice) is an extremely addictive stimulant drug with chemical properties similar to amphetamine.Anyone who uses meth runs a high risk of becoming dependent on it.But dating a non-addict and a non-mental patient, non-suicidal girl, who was not sexually abused, eating disordered, heavily medicated or really into daddy issues was another experience entirely.And, honestly, the experience has proven to be a whole lot fucking harder than I would have thought.
SOBER: Healthy dating in recovery, should look like healthy dating in general.A white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder, meth is taken orally, smoked, snorted or dissolved in liquid (water or alcohol) and injected.Regardless of the method used, meth use is associated with an immediate intense euphoria, cravings, risky behavior, brain dysfunction and deficits in regulating self-control.I guess over the years I kinda just started to think that everyone goes around telling stories about lancing their own abscesses, or getting cotton fever, or having to push the coagulated blood out of their rig, but not wanting to waste any dope, so they had to put the end of the syringe into their mouth to catch all the excess that sprayed out. But then I started dating someone who isn’t in recovery.I thought stories like that were pretty, you know, typical. And, besides, who doesn’t have a story about digging around in their arm for a half hour with a dull needle frantically trying to find a vein? And not only was she not in recovery, but she had no history of mental illness or depression or cutting or fucked up shit whatsoever. I mean, even the non-addict girls I’d dated had at least spent a little time in psych wards.