I need to tell someone to make it real.
I woke up this morning, having drunk an obscene amount of alcohol over the weekend, and again last night, feeling absolutely lousy. Not sick or anything, but feeling like I’ve poisoned myself by the sheer quantity I consumed.
It is a beautiful day here – still technically Winter, but it feels like Spring. I don’t have to work until later in the week, and all the housework is done. Normally, that would mean a trip to the beach. However, I did the Math, and realised that I drank so much last night, that I still have alcohol in my system, and it wouldn’t be safe for me to drive.
Enough is enough. I have been telling myself for months that I just need to self regulate – stop drinking after a few drinks. But I never do – and end up drinking way too much. I looked in my ‘sent’ folder on my emails – and there are emails I’ve sent people over the last few days, that I don’t even remember writing.
Life is too short to waste all my spare time plastered. I have decided that the only sensible course of action is to abstain from alcohol completely for a while.
I am looking forward to sobriety actually. I miss that clarity of thought that I once had.”
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Methamphetamine is an illegal drug in the same class as cocaine and other powerful street drugs. It has many nicknames—meth, crank, chalk or speed being the most common.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimated the worldwide production of amphetamine-type stimulants, which includes methamphetamine, at nearly 500 metric tons a year, with 24.7 million abusers.
The United States government reported in 2008 that approximately 13 million people over the age of 12 have used methamphetamine—and 529,000 of those are regular users.
In 2007, 4.5% of American high-school seniors and 4.1% of tenth grade students reported using methamphetamine at least once in their life.
In the United States, the percentage of drug treatment admissions due to methamphetamine and amphetamine abuse tripled from 3% in 1996 to 9% in 2006. Some states have much higher percentages, such as Hawaii, where 48.2% of the people seeking help for drug or alcohol abuse in 2007 were methamphetamine users.
Meth Statistics #8: The estimated cost of making meth is $100 an ounce, with a street value of $800 an ounce.
Meth Statistics #9: While cheap for the people who make it, meth is costly for taxpayers. The OSBI estimates that it costs an average of $2,000 to clean up a lab. Many law enforcement agencies including the OSBI contract out for cleaning services. The OSBI spent $1 million on cleaning services each year.
Meth Statistics #10: The courts have felt the effects of the meth invasion, with several distinct courts overloaded with cases. Many are being dropped because of delays in meth testing at state laboratories.
Meth Statistics #11: This year, both the legislature and federal government have increased funding to prosecute meth manufacturers.
Meth Statistics #12: Methamphetamine’s high lasts for 6 to 12 hours, and 50% of the drug is removed from the body in 12 hours.
Meth Statistics #13: Meth’s street value is approximately $3,000 per pound.
Meth Statistics #14: Meth is a highly addictive drug that can be manufactured by using products commercially available anywhere in the United States.
Meth Statistics #15:Methamphetamine led to 10,447 visits to emergency departments in 1999, down from a peak of 17,665 in 1994.
Meth Statistics #16: Methamphetamine contributed to nearly 500 deaths in 1998, the last year for which data are available.