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Urban Dictionary ADULT Word of the Day! Adults only humor and education!

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Urban Dictionary Word: Poopsterbate

Poopsterbate: To simultaneously poop and masturbate. This phrase originated in a college dorm room.

“I heard Mark poopsterbating on the toilet last night.”

“Andy enjoys to poopsterbate.” 

“Want to watch me poopsterbate?” Stephen, the sick bastard, asked. 

You have now learned a brand new word! KUDOs! Try to incorporate the word “poopsterbate” in conversation! Once you have successfully shared in adult conversation, you must pass this new-found awesome word ON!
The following 2 articles may save you from a lot of stinky heartache! Read them if you want to #Survive the Bung Hole pandemic!
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Cannabis is literally one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. It is a Schedule I drug, which puts it in the same category as Heroin, LSD, GHB, Ecstasy, MDMA, Mescaline and Psilocybin (mushroom). Schedule 1 drugs are said to have no medical use. So why have almost half the states passed law that makes it legal for medical patients? Because it does have medical uses and I will prove that.

Emerging Scientific Research Supports Medical Marijuana for Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Treatment.

Marijuana Helps Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Marijuana for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two main types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), are a challenge to treat. Among the potential treatment options is marijuana, and several recent studies indicate that this unconventional option offers some significant benefits.

How we treat inflammatory bowel disease

The current treatment options for the more than 1.5 million Americans and millions more who suffer with inflammatory bowel disease include dietary measures (e.g., olive oil extract,vitamin Dprobiotics) and a variety of drugs. These treatments attempt to alleviate the diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever, weight loss and abdominal pain and cramps associated with the disease.

The more common treatments for IBD include anti-inflammatory drugs, such as sulfasalazine, corticosteroids (which have significant side effects and are only suitable for short-term use), mesalamine (e.g., Apriso, Dipentum, Lialda), immune system suppressors (e.g., azathioprine, cyclosporine, infliximab, adalimumab, certolizumab, methotrexate), which can have significant side effects, and antibiotics, which are of questionable benefit. Beyond these drugs are others that can address specific symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, or pain, or address nutritional deficiencies (e.g., iron, calcium, vitamin B12). Surgery is a last resort.

Inflammatory bowel disease can be life-threatening and thus deserves focused attention. Ulcerative colitis typically affects only the large intestine (colon) and rectum and usually develops gradually over time. Crohn’s disease can occur anywhere along the intestinal tract and can infiltrate the tissues.

Studies of marijuana and IBD
review of investigations into the use of cannabis for inflammatory bowel disease reveals that its use “in the clinical therapy has been strongly limited by their psychotropic effects.” The authors of this recent Italian study, however, point out that cannabidiol (a non-psychoactive and healthful ingredient in marijuana), “is a very promising compound” because it does not have any psychotropic effects, and that it is a “potential candidate for the development of a new class of anti-IBD drugs.”

A 2012 study published in Digestion noted that people who had had IBD for a long time responded favorably to marijuana, experiencing an increase in appetite, weight gain, better social functioning, improved ability to work, and an improvement in depression and pain after three months of treatment with inhaled cannabis. Earlier studies have also indicated positive effects.

For example, an Israeli study was the first to show that use of marijuana in people with Crohn’s disease could provide a positive result. Twenty-one of the 30 patients in the study experienced significantly improvement after using marijuana, and the need for drugs was significantly reduced as well.

In yet another study, Canadian researchers evaluated 100 people with ulcerative colitis and 191 with Crohn’s disease and their use of marijuana. The investigators found a significant level of marijuana use among people with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease (about 50% in each group). People who had a history of surgery for IBD were more likely to use marijuana (60%) than were those who had not undergone surgery (32%).

The bottom line appears to be that use of marijuana among people who have inflammatory bowel disease may be beneficial. If you have ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, you should ask your healthcare provider or another healthcare professional about the possibility of using marijuana for symptom relief.

SOURCES:
Esposito G et al. Cannabidiol in inflammatory bowel disease: a brief overview. Phytotherapy Research 2012 July; doi:10.1002/ptr.4781
Lahat A et al. Impact of cannabis treatment on the quality of life, weight and clinical disease activity in inflammatory bowel disease patients: a pilot prospective study. Digestion 2012; 85(1): 1-8
Lal S et al. Cannabis use amongst patients with inflammatory bowel disease. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2011 Oct; 23(10): 891-96
Naftali T et al. Treatment of Crohn’s disease with cannabis: an observational study. Israel Medical Association Journal 2011 Aug; 1(8): 455-58

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Original article at: http://www.emaxhealth.com/1275/marijuana-helps-crohns-disease-ulcerative-colitis

Laney the Crohn's Warrior. Image courtesy of www.darwinsrightleftwing.com

Update on Laney’s Battles! Petition at end of article friends!

Originally posted on WWW.DarwinsRightLeftWing.com:

Update on Laney’s Battles!
Laney and her Yorkie, Kia. These two are inseparable. Kia might as well have Crohn's disease as she spends hours everyday in the bathroom with Laney!
Laney and her Yorkie, Kia. These two are inseparable. Kia might as well have Crohn’s disease as she spends hours everyday in the bathroom with Laney!

Please, if you are a parent, please sign this petition. Marijuana is a diverse plant with MANY beneficial properties. My daughter is taking a dangerous chemo drug for her Crohn’s Disease. She is only 7. It will leave her sterile and further injure her liver. Please help her. Please help ALL Kansans with Chronic Illness and Pain without voices. Please sign this all important, historic petition. Stand and scream! Make your voices so loud that the House and Senate WILL HAVE TO LISTEN TO US!

Part 2 of her story is here: Laney’s Story of Living with Crohn’s Disease.

Marijuana strains are rich in THC, or the “psychoactive component”. Some Marijuana strains are high the CBDs, the chemicals without…

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How Medical Marijuana Can Help Treat Diabetes.

How medical marijuana can help treat diabetes

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We have long associated medical marijuana with benefiting sufferers of illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis and cancer. Now a new study concludes the plant can help diabetes patients, too.

SUPPORT DIABETICS AND ALL CHRONIC DISEASE SUFFERS BY SIGNING THE PETITION AT MOVEON.ORG: Click Here!

Research published in the American Journal of Medicine has linked regular marijuana use to lower insulin levels, smaller waistlines and higher “good” cholesterol levels. The find has inspired debate about whether medical cannabis could be used as an effective diabetes treatment.

“Epidemiological studies have found lower prevalence rates of obesity and diabetes mellitus in marijuana users compared with people who have never used marijuana, suggesting a relationship between cannabinoids and peripheral metabolic processes,” the study’s authors wrote.

Researchers Elizabeth Penner, Hannah Buettner and Dr. Murray A. Mittelman, MD studied 4,657 adult men and women from the National Health and Nutrition Examinations Survey (NHANES) between 2005 and 2010. Those who currently smoked marijuana exhibited lower levels of fasting insulin and lower levels of insulin resistance than those who never or occasionally smoked. Marijuana smokers also had smaller waist circumferences and higher HDL cholesterol levels than those who never or sometimes smoked marijuana.

Dr. Mittelman wrote that the research “is the first study to investigate the relationship between marijuana use and fasting insulin, glucose and insulin resistance.”

Doctors and Patients React

Dr. Joseph S. Alpert, MD, editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Medicine and Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona, wanted to know if it is “possible that THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the principal psychoactive constituent of the cannabis plant) will be commonly prescribed in the future for patients with diabetes or metabolic syndrome alongside anti-diabetic oral agents or insulin for improved management of this chronic illness?”

In an attempt to answer this question, The Medical Marijuana Review spoke with doctors and diabetes patients to learn more about medical marijuana’s potential as a treatment for a disease which affects nearly 19 million Americans, with nearly 2 million new cases reported each year, according to 2011 figures from the American Diabetes Association.

“A minority specifically say that cannabis reduces their blood sugar. Most are using it to treat ancillary symptoms or unrelated symptoms,” says Dr. William Eidelman, MD, a Los Angeles–based natural medicine advocate. Eidelman also says medical marijuana is especially helpful with appetite stimulation.

“Sometimes if [patients] have taken insulin, but have no appetite, cannabis enables them to eat the food they must have to avoid a crisis,” he said, adding that the plant is also “helpful in treating the pain of peripheral neuropathy,” the pain or numbness caused by nerve damage.

That’s exactly why David Larkin smokes medical marijuana. The 54-year-old retail manager from Portland, Oregon, who has had type 1 diabetes for a decade, told The Medical Marijuana Review that cannabis is an “indispensable” part of his treatment regimen. Larkin described symptoms that include “burning pain” in his lower extremities, as well as nausea and loss of appetite. He said medical marijuana helps alleviate nearly all of his symptoms.

Some doctors are skeptical of medical marijuana’s usefulness in treating diabetes. Dr. Domenico Accili, Professor of Medicine at Columbia University and Director of the Columbia University Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Centerin New York City, told The Medical Marijuana Review that “there is no solid, case-controlled, mechanism-based evidence to indicate that cannabis use would be beneficial for diabetes treatment.” The American Diabetes Association also took exception to the new study’s findings, noting that the research was an observational study rather than a controlled experiment.

Dr. Accili, who just won the 2013 Steiner Award for outstanding achievement in diabetes, added that medical marijuana faces additional obstacles “given the complexity of approving new treatments for diabetes.”

A Canadian diabetes patient also was unwilling to embrace medical marijuana as a treatment for her illness. Louise Gullion, a 62-year-old Grimshaw, Alberta resident with type 2 diabetes, said in an interview that she suffers from “tummy troubles” – namely, lack of appetite and nausea – as a result of her insulin regimen. Grimshaw takes NovoRapid before each meal, Levemir in the morning and evening, and Gliclazide twice a day. She’s gained about 35 pounds on insulin.

“I’ve heard that medical marijuana helps with treatment, but I don’t smoke and am not about to start at my age,” Gullion said.

Researchers stressed that more studies are needed to determine the efficacy of cannabis in treating diabetes.

“We desperately need a great deal more basic and clinical research into the short- and long-term effects of marijuana in a variety of clinical settings, such as cancer, diabetes and frailty of the elderly,” Dr. Alpert wrote in the American Journal of Medicine. “I would like to call on the NIH (National Institutes of Health) and the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) to collaborate in developing policies to implement solid scientific investigations that would lead to information assisting physicians in the proper use and prescription of THC in its synthetic or herbal form.”

But with the U.S. government classifying cannabis as a schedule I drug – meaning it has “no currently accepted medical use” – conducting more diabetes–marijuana research remains a tricky proposition.

Flickr photo courtesy Mike Young

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Laney the Crohn’s Warrior: Part 2. Please also SIGN the PETITION for Laney and for all chronically ill Kansans! Please, this Father begs you…written by Emery Myers

Laney TaeKwonDo Champion Second Chrons Warrior First
Crohn’s Disease Warrior First!!!         Laney is a Brown-Belt Taekwondo champion second!
Part 2 of Laney’s life and Crohn’s Disease. The story of a true champion. The story of Laney! Laney, the Crohn’s Warrior.
Warrior I Will Stay Strong I Will Fight I Will Win
Laney is presently bleeding inside. She bleeds through damaged areas in her large intestine. She is not in remission now, even though she takes Azothiaprine, 100miligrams per day. She is fighting… fighting pain, fatigue, nausea, depression, anxiety, herself…at 7 years old! No 7-year-old should have to be subjected to this but Laney doesn’t think this way. She is positive and optimistic on the outside but I know she is terrified on the inside! She is just TOO TOUGH to let anyone smell the fear, the pain, deep inside her tiny, damaged tummy.
Azothiaprine DESTROYS Laney’s immune system. Why, you may ask does she take the drug then? It is the lesser of 2 evils at this time. Azothiaprine puts her immune system in a “head-lock”, if you will, preventing her tummy from being attacked, in specific, her gastrointestinal system.
The problem is, it is a very TOXIC chemical, continually damaging  her small master organ, her liver! Presently, Laney has lab drawn weekly to make sure her liver is tolerating the DRUG…the FDA approved Killer Drug. If this drug continues to cause problems, then Laney will be faced with intravenous chemotherapy, which increases her chances of various cancers to 11%! She is only 7…
Crohn’s is the WORST auto-immune disease affecting the entire GI tract from the mouth to the anus. Crohn’s Disease causes many severe problems in the GI tract and can attack anywhere along the GI tract.
FOR more Crohn’s Information click HERE.
Despite Laney losing 3 pounds in the last two weeks, which took her 6 months to gain, she recently earned her Brown Belt in Traditional #TaeKwonDo
This is one “Belt” below Black Belt!
She tested in front of the Grand Master, Sun-Yi and performed as if she were a “healthy” 7-year-old…but she is not. Her large intestine, swollen, oozing mucus and scarlet-red, life-giving blood, her large intestine was causing her SEVERE pain. Severe pain, hidden, while she methodically and gracefully worked through her perfected TaeKwonDo forms, alongside her big brother, Landon!
Landon and Laney Brown Belts
Landon snaps a quick punch in the background, while Laney strikes the enemy in the foreground! Landon and Laney are “thick as thieves” they are! Landon is the same rank in TaeKwonDo as the mighty, little Laney. The difference is Landon is a couple of years older than Laney and he is a very healthy boy!
   Laney completely hid the pain during Taekwondo Testing. The constant aching and stabbing sensations in the lower abdomen was a perpetual reminder she can’t ever escape from Crohn’s Disease.
The bloated belly feels full and urgent, constantly, but you wouldn’t know if you looked at Laney performing her “Forms” perfectly. Sparring like she has the spirit of a Lioness in her…I think she does!
"Spirit of a Lioness" by Simbamarasa, reminds me of Laney's inner spirit...Laney is a Lioness! Brave, Powerful, Intelligent and a FIGHTER...A WARRIOR!
“Spirit of a Lioness” by Simbamarasa, reminds me of Laney’s inner spirit…Laney is a  Young Lioness! Brave, Powerful, Intelligent and a FIGHTER…A WARRIOR!
Laney is NOT responding well, at all, to the drug Azothiaprine. She has elevations in her liver enzymes, 5 times the normal level, which indicates moderate to severe liver damage. She was reduced on her Azothiaprine dosage, and 1 month later, her Crohn’s is out of remission…BACK with a vengeance, attacking our perfect, kind, beautiful, and intelligent       “Laney-Bug”!
Laney and her big-brother Landon, holding their Brown Belt Certifications. She smiles and on the inside, she is screaming!
Laney and her big-brother Landon, holding their Brown Belt Certifications. She smiles and on the inside, she is screaming! Nobody understands her pain and fatigue truly, but her. She hides this gargantuan part of her life, to protect her family, her mother and father, from the worry!
Information on alternative, natural medication to treat Crohn’s Disease right here! Click Here
I am Laney’s father. I am also a Registered Nurse, with years of higher education. Proudly, I am also a father of 4 total kids, and a grandfather of 1, beautiful, baby girl!
I suffer from insulin dependent diabetes and diabetic neuropathy in my feet, fingers, and legs mostly. Pain medication prescribed by my doc, does not work and has awful side effects. It is the only choice I have living in Kansas. I am a law abiding citizen. I don’t break the law! So, I have to continue using the BIG Pharmacy medications, endorsed by our far right wing republicans in Kansas!
Kansas is ultra-conservative. So conservative that the state is voting on bills that would legalize discrimination against the LGBT community and… Kansas is voting on a bill to SPANK kids in school until their bottoms are red right now!
Kansas has put the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act in the trash can for the past several years. The chronically ill HAVE to and Need to get this bill passed NOW! HB2198 and SB9!
Kansas has put the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act in the trash can for the past several years. The chronically ill HAVE to, and Need to, get this bill passed NOW! HB2198 and SB9! The above picture gives the potential medical marijuana patients, little hope for a more empathetic and intelligent, dare I say, scientific, Kansas House and Kansas Senate. The Kansas Government is led by Christian Extremest, Governor Sam Brownback!
The bill, HB 2198 and SB9, were introduced several years ago, the bill is the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act. If passed, patients such as Laney, could have LEGAL ACCESS to specific strains of medical marijuana.
The strains have very little THC, the psychoactive component, but high amounts of cannabinoids or CBDs. The CBDs are responsible for halting Crohn’s disease and inducing remission… complete remission!
Dr. Sanjay Gupta Explains best in this incredible documentary on the benefits, the miracle of natural plant therapy…Marijuana! The good Doctor explains why he reversed his opinion on Medical Marijuana!

Please help. Please stand up and fight with this Kansas Dad! This disabled Marine Veteran of Desert Storm, This Kansas father and grandfather… Please, for all of us. This isn’t about you and I…it’s about them…the silent majority that either can’t speak out, or are too afraid.
The disabled, the care givers, the military, anyone that could benefit from treatment, treatment with marijuana! 20 other states have enacted medical marijuana laws and 2 states have legalized it completely!
Kansas Government either won’t give Kansans freedom and choice, or will just keep doing the status-quo,                                 the “same-ol-same-ol-good-ol-boy-” political routine, which the Kansas House and Senate have practiced for the last 40 years, since President Nixon!!!
I am NOT a CROOK! Richard Nixon famous last words!
I am NOT a CROOK! Richard Nixon famous last words!

Please sign this petition. Don’t do it for you…Sign it for those Kansans that need the choice to use a safe, effective plant instead of deadly narcotics, pushed by Big Pharmacy and the FDA!

Click HERE to sign the petition and FORCE the terribly antiquated and hyper-conservative government to read this BILL HB2198 and SB9! The voiceless need your help and compassion. Even if you don’t agree, share this so everyone can have a choice, for themselves, for Laney, for FREEDOM!
written by Emery Myers, proudly known as “Laney’s Dad”
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Methamphetamine Use Has Not Slowed Down in America. Educate your family and friends on the dangers of this toxic poison!

This unfortunate man's drastic transformation in just 2 months from Methamphetamine abuse.
This unfortunate man’s drastic transformation in just 2 months from Methamphetamine abuse.

Methamphetamine is a schedule 2 Central Nervous Stimulant as classified by the federal government. The effects of Meth run much deeper than the surface. If the outside of the above man’s body looks this way, how does the inside look? We will explore that issue right now!

The chronic dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, insomnia, paranoia, anorexia and lack of personal hygiene are just a few of the common side effects of this horrible, man-made drug. Psychosis, severe agitation and even death are also possible outcomes.

3 years of Meth equals this! Methamphetamine is made of a simple list of highly toxic chemicals.
3 years of Meth equals this! Methamphetamine is made of a simple list of highly toxic chemicals.

His hollow eyes sunken in a leathery mask that used to be his face…a big part of his personal identity. His soul has been stolen by a combination of volatile chemicals. Toxic horror in crystal-rock form that robbed him of everything!

What makes methamphetamine such an attractive high? Meth users report that after taking the drug they experience a sudden “rush” of pleasure or a prolonged sense of euphoria, as well as increased energy, focus, confidence, sexual prowess and feelings of desirability. However, after that first try, users require more and more of the drug to get that feeling again, and maintain it. With repeated use, methamphetamine exacts a toll on the mind and body, robbing users of their physical health and cognitive abilities, their libido and good looks, and their ability to experience pleasure.

3 things can happen for a meth user:

1. They go to rehab and get clean, which, Meth has a very high relapse rate. 88% of meth addicts relapse within the first three years of sobriety.

2. They die from heart, liver, kidney and/or multiple organ failure. The skin is actually the largest ORGAN you have. When it is compromised, infection sets in, especially when your immune system is beat down. Meth users are also at higher risk for violent deaths including suicide and murder.

3. The meth user goes to prison for a long time.

This man has punished himself more than any prison could. 5 hard years in between pictures! See a trend here? There are no success stories for chronic methamphetamine users.
This man has punished himself more than any prison could. 5 hard years in between pictures! See a trend here? There are no success stories for chronic methamphetamine users.

The euphoric rush from the forced release of Dopamine in your brain is great the first time…then, like anything else, you are chasing that first high. The first high is similar to losing your virginity, once you lose it, it’s gone. You can try to emulate the first time…again, and again, and again…before you know it, your dead, in prison or, with any luck, you get clean. The odds are against the users in this article. They have all been ravaged and raped by the drug. Skin tattered and torn, bleeding and infected wounds all over the body, Hepatitis C or HIV from sharing needles… It’s all an uphill battle…if that hill is Mt. Everest!

5 years of Meth Use Adora age 48 and again at age 53 on death bed.
5 years of Meth Use: Adora age 48 and again at age 53 on her death-bed.

Adora started out a healthy looking 48-year-old woman and 5 years later, her life is in ruins and she is dying. She is dying from her addiction to methamphetamine. As she lays there, looking like a real-life-zombie from The Walking Dead, she is craving her next dose of venom! She is a complete slave to the evil drug. She will do anything to get the drug. Rob, lie, steal, cheat, prostitution…possibly physical violence…just to get the next dose of poison!

A healthy young man in the prime of his life transforms into a malnourished shell of a human-being in 7 months.
A healthy young man in the prime of his life transforms into a malnourished shell of a human-being in 7 months.

Do you want to hear something completely absurd? Medical Marijuana is classified as a schedule 1 drug, which makes it a more dangerous drug in the government’s eyes than methamphetamine!

Have you ever seen a marijuana user look like this…Maybe after 70 years! Hell, Willie Nelson looks better than these meth victims and he is twice their age!

We can’t rely on our government to educate our children. We have to educate them, constantly. A picture is worth a thousand words. Use these pictures and teach anybody you care about, that is at risk, about the tremendous dangers associated with this deadly drug!

8 months in-between these 2 pictures. Notice the signs of meth use. There are very similar symptoms in all these users.
8 months in-between these 2 pictures. Notice the signs of meth use, such as the terrible skin condition and look of complete privation. There are very similar symptoms in all these users.

Eventually, the neurotransmitter Dopamine, one of the “pleasure” neurotransmitters, is depleted and the Dopamine receptors in the body are destroyed. This, in turn, forces the addict to use more and more to chase that first magnificent high. That first high is just that…the first! No other highs will be as euphoric as the first high. This compounds the addicts problem and forces them to do more and more. Chronic users end up destroying their Dopamine receptors and depleting their Dopamine stores, leaving them unbearably depressed, so they lie, cheat, steal to get their next fix!

Another Willing Victim
Another Willing Victim ravaged by meth.

METH AND THE BRAIN

  • Meth releases a surge of dopamine, causing an intense rush of pleasure or prolonged sense of euphoria.
  • Over time, meth destroys dopamine receptors, making it impossible to feel pleasure.
  • Although these pleasure centers can heal over time, research suggests that damage to users’ cognitive abilities may be permanent.
  • Chronic abuse can lead to psychotic behavior, including paranoia, insomnia, anxiety, extreme aggression, delusions and hallucinations, and even death.

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Meth is one hell of a drug!
Meth is one hell of a drug!

“There are a whole variety of reasons to try methamphetamine,” explains Dr. Richard Rawson, associate director of UCLA’s Integrated Substance Abuse Programs. “However, once they take the drug … their reasons are pretty much the same: They like how it affects their brains.” Meth users have described this feeling as a sudden rush of pleasure lasting for several minutes, followed by a euphoric high that lasts between six and 12 hours, and it is a result of the drug causing the brain to release excessive amounts of the chemical Dopamine, a neurotransmitter that controls pleasure. All drugs of abuse cause the release of Dopamine, even alcohol and nicotine, explains Rawson, “But methamphetamine produces the mother of all Dopamine releases.”

You will NEVER have to worry about getting makeup on your teeth again!
You will NEVER have to worry about getting makeup on your teeth again!

METH MOUTH

  • “Meth mouth” is characterized by broken, discolored and rotting teeth.
  • The drug causes the salivary glands to dry out, which allows the mouth’s acids to eat away at the tooth enamel, causing cavities.
  • Teeth are further damaged when users obsessively grind their teeth, binge on sugary food and drinks, and neglect to brush or floss for long periods of time.

I am a registered nurse with many years of experience. I have cared for many people during my career. The saddest experiences in my nursing career, have to be working with addicts on the psychiatric floor at a local hospital. The unmitigated and utter hopelessness these people exhibit is nothing short of heart-wrenching. So much loss, grief, shame, pain and depression. I have taken care of an addict at the beginning of the week and read the person’s obituary at the end of the week. It is a very complicated relationship meth addicts develop with the drug. I have listened to countless addicts with HIV, Hepatitis C and many other diseases, tell me they are addicted to the needle also.

The needle is usually the last stop for meth addicts. If they don’t die from some type of blood infection, they end up rock bottom, and either go to jail, die or hopefully, go to rehab.

The bitter, dark truth about treatment is approximately 12% of meth addicts are sober after 3 years. 88% go back to using the powdered death.

article by Emery Myers RN, DON-CLTC

If you or someone you know needs help, additional information can be found here: www.methproject.org

For more detailed medical information: www.aafp.org

All images in this article courtesy of Google Images.