Posted by judy1 on September 14, 2003, at 12:30:39
In reply to Re: ok so who is knowledgeable about meth? » judy1, posted by BarbaraCat on September 13, 2003, at 15:41:14
Well I just typed a long answer and lost it, so this will be significantly shorter.
I, too, would like to see a poll reflecting substance abuse and bipolar/depresion disorders. Would I do this on yahoo?
I've tried both meth and coke- even though they are structurally very similar, the meth made me a lot more edgy. The meth users I knew as a group seemed quite paranoid and angry, I didn't see that in coke users. This could be a reflection of price- coke was very expensive in the late 80's early 90's and meth was not- so you had a culture of party coke users who usually held fairly good jobs to pay for their product. It also could be a result of how it was taken, those who free-based coke tended to isolate themselves more than those who snorted, just like the people who injected meth were much more hard-core. The heavy meth users I knew did have delusions I didn't see in coke users (but this is just personal experience).
hope this answered your question.
take care, judy