the sunday star times is running a piece on p which is positively laudatory.
in it, middle class users pooh pooh the idea that meth fucks you up; saying “i know people/am a person, who use it and they are/i am ok”
yes, dear hearts, this is known as the honeymoon period; you get it with every drug of addiction. this honeymoon period can be as short as six months for the over-exuberant initiate; or can last for a couple of years..for the gradualists out there.
i remember after using heroin casually for a couple of years, still thinking “i can handle this stuff”. but, no. i was just still in the tail end of that honeymoon period…aka denial..
that comes to a screeching halt the first time you feel really sick, and just have to have it…
with cocaine the crossover point from recreational user, to it being an issue, is easily marked.
it’s when the first time you score, and instead of thinking “who will i go and party/ share this, with?” you think “i’d better just go into my room/stay at home, and use this myself, i haven’t really got enough to go around”
that’s about past the time alarm bells should start ringing; and that’s the real bitch with honeymoon periods; by the time you know they are over, you are locked into a full blown addiction…
now, i’m picking that crossover point with cocaine will be echoed with p.
i’ve never been into speed in a big way; during a misspent youth, i spent a few weeks in remand in long bay jail in sydney after cops planted some weed on me; (i was in the wrong place at the wrong time; you get that)
during that time on remand i met a guy in his thirties, called irish john. he was a speed freak; he looked about fifty something, and a hard lived fifty something at that.
he was a defrocked priest , of all things, tossed out because of his addiction.
he was fucked up, but the core of an intelligent human was in there..
irish john told and showed me all the horrors i needed to know about addiction to methamphetamine; and it is without a doubt the drug that has the worst longterm effect on you, from excessive use.
it’s up there with alcohol….shakes, hallucinations, fried brain, and all..
and for women, if you want to get on the ageing fast trip, take speed..it not only fucks you up mentally, it really deals to you physically..
irish john described the mental effects of heavy speed use as like sticking a blender in yer ear and giving your brain a quick burst; and that” no, your brain dosen’t go back to how it was before”.
so my period spent with irish john was a timely lesson for me, eh?
and while we are on the subject of speed; i would like to note that during my experimental period, i banged up a load of ritalin a couple of times…just to see what it was like (doctors used to hand them out like lollies, even then), and i would just like to say it is one of the nastiest drugs ever; it makes you feel like shit..in a nasty, speedy way..
so the fact that ritalin is now given to “over-exuberant” children in horrifyingly large numbers causes me a great deal of concern..
yes, they are quieter all right; because the poor little buggers are trying to cope with the fact their brains are frying..
any adults who contemplate giving ritalin to children need their head read..
and at the very least those adults contemplating doping their kids with ritalin, should give themselves a dose of this crap first, and just see what it is they are subjecting children to…
so major brickbats to the sunday star times for this puff piece on p.
this is irresponsible journalism…the journalists out to prove a point, were they?