She said: “He was sweating profusely and his eyes were just staring. He kept saying, ‘they are going to get me, they are going to get me’. “He
said there were people in the room that weren’t there. I just kept reassuring him that nobody was there. I told him I’d get help.” Together with
a friend Julie managed to calm him down – but then Adrian started smashing up everything in his flat.
This sounds EXACTLY like a reaction to meth use. Seeing people that aren't there, profuse sweating, paranoia, and even attacking himself like that.
All classic signs of meth abuse. My guess is he was bored on his business trip and grabbed himself some meth, from what I've heard it's widely
available in India and law enforcement on drug use is pretty lax.
Here is a list of the symptoms of meth abuse
• Visual hallucinations
• Auditory hallucinations (hearing "voices")
• Suicidal tendencies
• Suspiciousness, severe paranoia
• Shortness of breath
• Increased blood pressure
• Cardiac arrhythmia
• Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
• Long periods of sleep ("crashing" for 24-48 hours or more)
• Prolonged sluggishness, severe depression
• Weight loss, malnutrition, anorexia
• Itching (illusion that bugs are crawling on the skin)
• Welts on the skin
• Involuntary body movements
• Paranoid delusions
Edit to add- below are some articles about how prevalent meth is becoming in India. The first article talks about how India is becoming a big meth
trade partner with Mexico:
Methamphetamine is a real menace now
Here is an article discussing how India has gone from being just a provider of raw materials to one of the most popular places for meth factories in
Meth labs are here
Sounds like India is quickly becoming the meth capitol of the world. We don't know for sure that the story in the OP is because of meth use, but
obviously meth is widely available and the description of what went down matches the descriptions of meth abuse perfectly, so it fits pretty well. On
top of that we're talking about India, if this guy was used to buying meth in Europe he probably had access to a more dependable version of it. If he
bought it off the streets of India he could have gotten something way more potent and deadly and didn't realize it.
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