Saturday, June 16, 2007

Faces Of Meth

This should be shown in every secondary school around the world. Shocking.

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Blogger Istvanski said...

Nasty ice stuff. This clip is the most effective of the anti-meth films that I've seen.

Here's something I found on Wiki:

"One of the earliest uses of amphetamine occurred during World War II when the German military dispensed it under the trade name Pervitin. It was widely distributed across rank and division, from elite forces to tank crews and aircraft personnel. Chocolates dosed with methamphetamine were known as Fliegerschokolade ("flyer's chocolate") when given to pilots, or Panzerschokolade ("tanker's chocolate") when given to tank crews. From 1942 until his death in 1945, Adolf Hitler was given daily intravenous injections of methamphetamine by his personal physician, Theodor Morell, as a treatment for depression and fatigue. It is possible that the Parkinsons-like symptoms which developed from 1940 onwards were related to his use of methamphetamine".

It's not the first time I've heard of troops on the frontline being given dangerous speed based stimulants. My dad told me how he was ordered to take this "courage drug" just before going into battle.

And for a slightly left-field description (can't work out wether it's pro or anti meths:

http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/drugs/methamphetamine/

11:33 am  
Blogger rockmother said...

Ister - blimey - that was quick. Are you becoming a wiki-whore? I love wikipedia - it's brilliant. Re: meth film - it's all you need to see really isn't it? And that is only the exterior effects - imagine what it's doing inside? It's scary...and sad too.

12:07 pm  
Blogger Arabella said...

Certainly puts a bad haircut into perspective.
And so sad.

4:29 pm  
Anonymous Ivan said...

I like the way it says 'Sponsored by Seabrook Crisps' next to it. Good sponsorship slot.

8:49 pm  
Blogger llewtrah said...

I watched a US documentary on meth addicts - emaciation, teeth falling out etc. Nasty stuff. I don't even partake of the weed any more.

11:01 am  
Blogger Pod said...

it's a real problem here. an emergency doc friend of mine said the other day a 14yr old couple had to be forceably removed froma public toilet. they had been shagging for hours on end. apparently it is common for ice addicts to masturbate furiously for hours and hours. awful!
did you see this?
http://theeyesofpod.blogspot.com/2007/05/ice-ice-baby-ice-aka-crystal.html

3:12 am  
Blogger rockmother said...

Arabella - yes - it's terrible

Ivan - crisps would def be a no no for most meth addicts as they lose their teeth very quickly

Llewtrah - scary eh?

Poddle - ye gods! yes - I saw your piece and commented too at the time. An ex-flatmate of mine contracted HIV on a meth shag marathon...pretty hideous

8:57 am  

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