Monday, July 07, 2008

On Chem & Drugs...

Hah. Tell me about it, I will still not understand anything. People I chat with before told me they're just some drugs to excite you. And they call it something like V or E or watever. And it was only recently that I found out V stands for Viagra, and E for Ecstasy. Speaking of young adults nowadays, eh?

It just struck me numb the other night when I had that traumatising conversation over MSN when the friend told me it was supposed to be a chem session threesome. Whoa. I was baffled. Part of me wanted to believe it was fine for him, after all we're all grown ups now. What's more, with the open-mindedness of the society nowadays, I suppose we would be somewhat ashamed if we still have yet to have sex when we reach 21 in the future. Yet part of me couldn't believe, the friend I had known so dear, actually had that wild a side in him.

I looked on the net, trying to find what actually is chem fun. And I came across a fellow KL-ite gay man who blogged about his sexperience on chem.

So I see why some people just refused to believe drugs are safe, me included. Even though, a lot of these wild-fun goers claimed they've had a lot of doctor friends, and are very sure taking those drugs are safe.

Uhuh? One of the series in Queer As Folk goes about having the geek suffering from the same thing. Seizure and almost ended up living on support. Literally calling death.

So I looked upon the net for Crystal Meth tonight, recalling another incident. Quoting urban75.com:

Side effects:
The biggest risk is from the increased chance of HIV infection through unprotected and uninhibited sex while under the influence of meth. The liberating nature of the drug means that often safe sex is discarded while sexual activity increases greatly. It has been reported in the States that in almost half of the new AIDS cases, crystal meth has been a factor.
Smoking ice results in body temperature rises and rapid cardiac and respiratory rates developing as the blood pressure increases. The drug can lead to hallucinations, paranoia, and bizarre, aggressive and psychotic behaviour.

Health risks:
The effects and dependence potential of meth are similar to that of amphetamine misuse, although as the stuff is a lot stronger, the dangers involved are greater with an increased chance of overdose.
Overuse can bring on paranoia, short term memory loss, wild rages and mood swings as well as damage to your immune system. As far as we know, it is not physically addictive, although many have quickly developed a very strong psychological and damaging dependence for the drug.
Overdosing can lead to severe convulsions followed by circulatory and respiratory collapse, coma and death. Some people have died after taking small doses.
The mix of chemicals, method of use and the user's lifestyle can do serious damage to the mouth ('Meth mouth'), with teeth rotting to the gum line as a result of the meth vapours.


I wouldn't give a damn on the side effects. I'd say those who took it are taking risk of putting their own lives in danger. So if they really die because of it, I'd say it's a consequences for their hunger for that short moment of sheer joy.

And only recently, Sis told me about the elder brother of her friend, whom I also know, ended up coma because of toxicity. Increased intracranial pressure, as how I understand it. And her family... I pitied them. A lot.

Is it really worth it? To put your life at risk like that...

Pills by tractorpirate; Crystal meths by feastsoffools; Despair by verve62

3 Jujus:

恒爱or JANE or '小林' or '简' said...

Totally agree with ahBong's views.Amen!

Little Dove said...

What blog is that? O.O

Ah-Bong said...

Jane: Amen to u too! :P

Little dove: which blog?