December 4, 2009, Newsletter Issue #233: A friend offered me some methamphetamine. Will it harm me?

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Yes, it will. Meth is the most commonly abused, and most dangerous illegal drug in the United States. It is made with several poisonous chemicals that you would be putting into your body by injection or smoking. The effects of meth are horrifying. If you're twenty years old, you'll look like a seventy-year-old. Your skin will atrophy and age rapidly. Your teeth and gums will rot in a condition called "Meth Mouth." You will be dangerously underweight and malnourished. You will become addicted to meth by your second use; you will commit crimes in order to obtain meth. You'll have sores all over your body. The average life span of a meth addict is five years after the addiction begins. Meth addiction is extremely difficult to treat, and relapse rates are very high. Yes, meth will harm you. In fact, it will destroy you.

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