Crystal Meth Dangers
If you do not know what a Crystal meth lab looks like maybe this may give you a bit of an idea. Picture a beautiful spring morning when you walk outside to get a good whiff of fresh spring air and you receive a pungent dose of ammonia instead. You look over the neighbour’s fence and notice an odd heatwave from the garage door. Lying by the roadside are empty canisters of Drano, Javex, Ajax, broken car batteries and piles of empty over-the-counter cold medicines.
You question your neighbour’s education and know he is not a certified chemist, yet he sometimes does look like a “mad scientist” with charcoal soot around the eyes and an over-exaggerated grin of excitement.
Though the above image may be a bit ridiculous it is nonetheless true and a major cause of death across BC. Meth labs as described above are a greater danger to surrounding homes and people than we think. All these homemade laboratories are stacked with dangerous and explosive chemicals. If you knew exactly what was put in some of these homemade drugs called Crystal meth you would look at this person as a suicidal maniac.
The number of toxic poisons that are used to fabricate Crystal meth would be like drinking rocket fuel. A person who is addicted to Crystal meth has normally tried other drugs but didn’t get the desired effect, which is to numb the unwanted feeling, sensation, emotional trauma, or whatever it is that this person seeks relief from.
The drug, Crystal meth, will stamp out that unwanted feeling, but it also stamps out other memories, feelings, health, behaviour, and everything else that makes you human. Crystal meth turns people into zombies, literally.
Incarceration may stop such illegal activity. Yet to truly change, the person should do some form of drug addiction treatment program. What good is prison if it doesn’t help beat the addiction? Remember we are rarely born with a joint in our mouth, a straw in our noses, or a mug of beer in our crib. Addiction is created and permitted to go out of control.
If you know of a Crystal meth lab in your neighbourhood, please call the local authorities and get it dealt with, for your safety and the safety of those around you.