Las Post, oh my!

So I’ve had a nerve racking and busy week.  My laptop died, so I lost a bit of research so have been chasing my tail catching up with that.  Luckily, my memory saved me because I was able to remember what I was missing through reading over the saved research.  But all caught up now, crisis averted.


Late, I know

Lately, I don’t know what’s up, but I’ve been chasing my tail and having a bad streak on forgetting stuff…So, I realize this is two days late but I’m writing it anyway because I found an awesome book and I enjoy writing these keeps me on track (well, as on track as I can be with it being two days late).

I was at the library the other day and found a book that isn’t “educational” in the sense that I’ll use it for basic information on meth. Lows of Meth” by Frank Owen.  Frank Owen is a journalist who is known for his firsthand accounts of his topics.  The first book I read by him was “Clubland: The Fabulous Rise and Murderous Fall of Club Culture,” it’s about the Club Kid scene in  1990s and the man, Michael Alig, who started it all and ended it all when he murdered his drug dealer.  I’m about halfway through “No Speed Limit” and it’s proving to be just as concise and entertaining as “Clubland.”  Frank Owen, as a journalist, conducts interviews to back up his non-fiction books, but at the same time he’s a bit different in the sense that he gets really into it.  For “Clubland,” he actually went to clubs with the Club Kids and experienced what that was like and in “No Speed Limit,” he uses his history with drugs as experience. As well, his non-fiction books read like a fictional novel; thus, they’re very easily read and enjoyed.

The endless list of street names…

…so during my research, I have found many many many different street names for meth, it is nuts!   I am also coming to think that I totally think like a non-addicted person when reading all this because I have a hard time getting my head around why someone would do that to themselves; all the side effects and life risking.

I have to admit…I was a bit behind in research, but I am moving along now.  And I cannot complain too much due to the fact that it is fascinating looking to what meth does, how it affects people, and how it is made.  And the long list of poisonous gases that can be made  during the production of crystal meth.

Studying Crystal Methamphetamine: The Beginning

First off, I have to say you get many weird looks at the Public Library when you take 3 books on methamphetamine out.

It’s amazing to read about how many different street names Cyrstal Meth has.  As well, as the long long list of side effects and lasting effects of abuse of it has; then, going from there, reading that it can be prescribed for ADHD treatment.  I’m very excited to continue my research into the world of meth and how it affects people.  I’m especially hoping that I can see if there are dangers to prescribing meth.  Especially after watching “Intervention” (stupid tv, I know), the drug addict in one episode stated that he started taking meth when he took his prescription to Ritalin to an addiction and went from there.