Why did it never take off? It's a big thing in the States (mostly in rural and less well of areas) as well as Australia.
Ironically I would have thought that using stimulants in hot weather would be extremely uncomfortable due to the increase in body temperature and perhaps opiates/alcohol would be preferred.
Coke is here but it's shite quality and overpriced.
It's big in the rural US and Australia because they are isolated places with strict drug laws and you can make it with legal drugs and industrial chemicals.
It's not big anywhere in Europe because you can easily get whatever drug you want in most areas and they don't involve staying awake for 3 days and wanting to die afterwards.
Its actually huge in the Czech Republic. Meth was given to soldiers in WW2 to keep them alert and production has never really stopped.
Its very difficult to acquire the ingredients though in Ireland and UK.
If you look at the states too, they have an enormous problem with addiction to prescription drugs like Oxy, when they are financially out of reach for your average addict they turn to things like Meth, Crack, Heroin.
Maybe the “Faces of Meth” put them off. Although the heroin face ain’t much better.
Still remember a clip from either a Louis Theroux documentary or was it on RT , an attractive looking girl walking into the woods and a junkie saying in a few weeks she’d look like him with no teeth.
I’ve heard it can be quite “morish”.
“When you're used to privilege, equality feels like oppression”.
I think it was more like six months he gave her. Heroin may be a hell of a drug, but I don't think it degrades anyone's physical appearance that fast unless they already looked like s**t to begin with.
Its available already....not as openly like other drugs,but if someone really wants it,it can be got
A few people coming hone from oz,have brought the know-how with em
Heroin actually is much healthier (hold on I know how that sounds) compared to methamphetamine which is highly neurotoxic and physically destructive.
If a person uses quality heroin/opioids then there's little risk of them aging. Most heroin addicts look like that because they either become homeless and don't take care of their appearance overall/don't get nutrition and then stuff they mix it with is harmful.
I know a friend in the U.S. who is very wealthy and got addicted to pain pills back when the doctors handed them out in the early 2000s. He stopped taking them in 2018. Basically an addict for 15 years but because he took pharmaceutical grade stuff and never ended up homeless he looks like just any normal guy you'd meet.
Imagine the kind of person you would have to be to sell drugs like meth to addicts?
Drug dealers don’t care about their clients.
That’s the investigates program was grim. I didn’t think it would be that blatant out on the street for the day selling drugs.depressing stuff.
As opposed to what nutritious cocaine and heroin. 🙄
lol as opposed to say weed. like imagine selling meth to a good looking person knowing what it will do to them. scum.
The way meth ruins people's physical appearance is shocking. Seen a few docs on it
Regular cannabis smokers are hardly the picture of health either tbh. Always look so pale, sickly, and zonked.
The bit that stuck with me was when Louis was on a ride along with a local Fresno cop and they showed up to an altercation outside a shop. It was a lover's tiff and it was assumed the couple were married, then the wife of the guy shows up and tells the cop that the couple in question were actually brother and sister. They were getting so blasted on meth that they thought it was normal to be shagging your own brother or sister....
Hell of a drug.