The real story: Meth takes a heavy toll on families
First-person stories about life as a meth addict and what it did to the families involved:
"I would like to get the attention of kids, parents, friends, and family, and open their eyes to the truth about meth.
Meth does kill!! People, this is not a recreational drug. Meth is a deadly poison!!!
I was 28, top of my class from MIT, had a degree from Harvard Medical, had my own medical practice, 1.5-million-dollar home in L.A., a couple million in savings, a loving wife and kids, 3 cars, I had it all.
Then I went to a party one night and was introduced to meth, once was all it took, I fell in love with meth and it destroyed me. Within a year I lost everything, my business, my medical license, my savings, my home, my cars, my wife and kids left me, and finally, my sanity. One night I put a gun in my mouth and pulled the trigger but was so tweaked out I didn't realize it wasn't loaded.
I got into rehab and by the grace of God got clean, and have been clean for over 6 years but I will never be the same, I now live in a 1 bedroom apartment, alone, living off a disability check, and am medicated for my paranoid schizophrenia that is a lasting affect from the brain damage caused by meth."