Originally posted by MysterX
Tooth decay aside, what the hell makes these people use meth or diet soda drinks?
I mean...it's not like it's a secret what the filth does to the body is it.
I'd have to be incredibly thirsty and have no access to any other drink before i drank diet soda or anything containing sweetener poisons.
And while i might be slightly eccentric, i'd have to be completely raving bonkers to use meth.
Just say no thank you..because being healthy doesn't have to mean being impolite!
Originally posted by research100
+I don't get it with stuff like meth either. That first time they decide to use it, wtf are they thinking, what is the thought process? it boggles my
Allow me to un-boggle your minds.
First of all, not everyone is super happy with their life and wants to drink only water to be in tip-top health. Some people just really don't care
about their health or being alive in general. This might be temporary or it might be permanent, depending on the cause of such apathy. Let me give you
an example. I don't have time to elaborate, but pretend this is a coherent story.
Something traumatic happens in your life. Not necessarily abuse, let's say a parent dies. You shut down...emotionally...mentally...zombie mode...you
lose desire to live.
Get diagnosed as mildly ADHD, when you really just don't care about school. Be on legal meth from early childhood and up. Wow you kinda love this
stuff. Zoom zoom. You know, like some people are addicted to coffee.
Experiment with different things in high school. You're already somewhat desensitized to taking a pill to change how you feel. You're never reckless
about it though, because you are intelligent and somewhere deep down you don't really want to die, but you aren't really concerned about long-term
health effects. Ok so you're hanging around others that are doing the same stuff. Have one small group of friends that get involved with meth. Of
course you think, woah that's not good. The more you are around it though, the more you get used to it.
Now wait a minute, this is meth. Why aren't your friends dead after months of use? You thought mr DARE program told you that this would kill you
quick, if not the first time. Weird, friends look ok to you. With a healthy mix of desensitization and realizing that you were lied to about how
deadly certain substances are (in the short term), you try it and stay on it for a short while. I won't get into all the details of it. It's pure
evil, the psychological effects.
Basically, if someone is abusing their body, there's a reason for that. We all know that drinking water and eating healthy food is...healthiest. Some
people have a hard time dealing with certain life events or just life in general. Poor coping skills does not mean someone is unintelligent, lazy,
abused, or anything else.
Please don't judge. An addict needs love, not condemnation. On the flip side, they don't need enablers either. No part of this comment is meant as a
personal attack against anyone. This is just another perspective, take it for what it's worth.
Oh yeah....slightly more on topic: Soda and poor dental hygiene ruined my mouth. I might share pics later if anyone is interested. If you drink ANY
kind of soda, at least swish some water around in your mouth sometime after finishing it. Brushing at night doesn't undo the damage happening to your
teeth during the day.
MODS and STAFF:
Thank you for allowing this discussion. I'm in no way trying to condone or glorify any unhealthy substance. I will share the horrors of Dr. Pepper and
Amphetamines later if I need to, but please, this took me way too long to type on this stupid phone.
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