We often ask ourselves how anyone could get started on crystal meth, knowing the path that it could consequently take you down. However, if we take a look at how the brain reacts to a dose of the drug, you can see exactly what urges addicts to continue usage.
As with any drug, meth triggers the release of the pleasure chemical dopamine, resulting in an energized, euphoric feeling. The problem with meth is that it releases 12 times as much dopamine as you get from other pleasurable activities, such as eating or sex, which means the resulting rush is unlike anything the user has ever experienced. Yet, as they say, what goes up must also come down. And once the drug wears off, the user experiences an equally intense depression. So the user takes it again because it’s the only way to escape the horrible feeling and experience the amazing high once again. And thus, the horrific cycle begins…
While meth addiction diminishes every part of the human mind and body, nothing shows through more than the horrible effects it can have on one’s face. Here we will take a look at Matthew Medlin, a 32-year old meth addict. You will be shocked to see how much his looks change over a 14-year struggle with his addiction.