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A man has shown just how much of a difference being clean for a year after quitting an addiction to crystal meth can make, through a selfie. Ryan Harder, from Minnesota, shared before and after photographs of himself, an older one in which he had been addicted to using the drug, and a newer one in which he had been sober for nearly a year. Mr Harder posted the photos on Redditwhere he received supportive comments from hundreds on people.
Duane Johnson, 59, pleaded guilty to criminal neglect at a court hearing Monday, and is set to spend three years in jail for killing wife Debra, 69, in January this year. Third-degree murder charges against Johnson were dropped as part of a plea deal during the hearing in New Ulm, Minnesota. He withdrew her from the nursing home where she was being treated for chronic diabetes and mental health issues, before bringing her home for the five day long bash.
Improbably, Meth Tumblr functions as as a celebratory safe space for a drug that is oft-reviled; even more improbably, it exists within the confines of a microblogging platform owned by a telecom giant that has been on a puritanical crusade against prurient content. Interestingly, Tumblr's social media platform peers do not have the same meth enthusiast subculture, at least not one that is as easily discovered. Within Meth Tumblr's world of hashtags, many users' posts consist of images only: TweakerGirls reveals numerous selfies of women blowing clouds of meth smoke. Interestingly, the male equivalent, TweakerGuys, had far less content.
The awareness of sexual experiences could be an effective factor in preventing high-risk sexual behavior pertaining to relapse during the recovery period of substances. This research explored the role of sexual behaviors among Iranian methamphetamine MA users in relapse process. The study was conducted with a qualitative approach using content analysis method.
LUKE Williams is a freelance journalist and former drug addict who was researching addiction to crystal meth, when the worst possible thing happened — he became addicted to it himself. This is an edited extract from his book The Ice Agepublished with permission, about his descent into psychosis. A FEW years back, I met a year-old guy named Bernard; he was smoking crystal meth in a public area in a gay sauna.
Bob looked haggard but was feeling fabulous. Chewing gum at a manic clip, circling the labyrinthine halls of the West Side Club on a recent Sunday afternoon, he had been awake since Friday, thanks to a glassine pouch of crystalline powder he had tucked beneath the mattress of a room he rented in this Chelsea bathhouse. The powder, known as methamphetamine, or crystal meth, had helped Bob conquer a half-dozen sex partners during a hour binge.
Sign in. A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future. Votes: 1,
Mike is a teaching assistant in New York City, and to supplement his income, he has a second job: He sells drugs. The rise of gay dating sites in the s, such as early entrants Manhunt and Adam4Adam, provided gay men with new ways to connect. But over time, digital platforms geared toward LGBTQ men have also created a more convenient way for gay and bi men — a population that disproportionately uses illicit substances due to social stigma, discrimination and other minority stressors — to find drugs, and for drug dealers to find them.