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  • People will tell you that meth increases happiness, energy and sexuality. In reality, meth produces an immediate high. It goes directly to your brain and then produces depression and paranoia. Meth is so addictive that users will do anything to get a smoke. It is one of the toughest drugs to shake. [...]
  • Charleston and West Virginia have been targeted by drug dealers looking to score on you. The Metro Drug Unit focuses on the worst of the worst. There have been many arrests of significant drug dealers, many from out of state. In 2006, in West Virginia, there were 1,297 arrests for dealers of crack a[...]
  • Crystal Meth is a type of meth that takes the form of crystal-like chunks, or in some cases, small glass fragments or shiny blue-white rocks. It is usually smoked in a glass pipe like crack cocaine, but it may be also dissolved an injected. Although crystal meth produces effects similar to those pro[...]
  • Marijuana is a good place to start my story. It is called “devil's weed” for good reason. When I first started smoking marijuana it was fun. I got the munchies. As I continued to smoke on a regular basis, I became paranoid. I was always watching my back, afraid people were out to get me. It became a[...]
  • You cannot hide the effects of drugs or alcohol. Police officers are trained to look for telltale signs as they question a driver. If they have reason to believe the driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they will ask the driver to step out of the vehicle and perform a field sobriety te[...]
  • In light of Michael Phelps being caught taking a bong hit of marijuana and failing a drug screen, several things have come to mind. Phelps is a superior athlete and young and old look up to him, but he made a mistake. I understand he has made a formal apology, and that's fine, but I just wante[...]
  • In normal drinkers, alcohol when ingested turns to acetaldehyde, which is toxic. Mother Nature changes acetaldehyde into acetic add or vinegar and changes it a couple of more times into carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H20) and it is eliminated through our kidneys and lungs. Men can handle their l[...]
  • True, prescription drugs are legal but only if you have a prescription. Prescriptions are required for a reason. Your health care provider knows your medical history and can tell you how to use prescription drugs safely. And he or she can keep track of how a drug affects you. Abusing prescription[...]
  • Kinds of Drugs Psychoactive substances can be classified into five broad, not mutually exclusive categories: (1) depressants (e.g., alcohol, anxiety reducing drugs, sedatives, sleeping medications, and opiod pain killers); (2) stimulants (.e.g., nicotine, caffeine, cocaine, and amphetamines); (3)[...]
  • Short- and long-term effects of synthetic drug abuse are unknown. People foolish enough to take these drugs are turning themselves into “guinea pigs,” with sometimes disastrous results. Be watchful. Be involved. Protect your loved ones from the dangers of synthetic drugs. While the threats posed by [...]
  • Adults often write off bullying as a harmless part of growing up. They are wrong. Bullying often spells long-term problems for both bullies and victims. It is one of the reasons students feel schools are more dangerous than they really are. It is also a common thread in a number of school shootings.[...]
  • Be aware that there is a group of drugs that certain sick individuals are using against others. They are nicknamed “The Date Rape Drugs.” Please be on the lookout for these substances. The three drugs that have been used most often to knock out innocent victims are GHB, Rohypnol, and Ketamine. Al[...]