Crystal meth -methanphetimine- is a highly dangerous central nervous center stimulant. Here in S. Florida crystal methamphetamine is very popular in both gay and straight party scenes.
It is most pronounced in the gay circuit party scene. Crystal has been responsible for numerous HIV infections and the 2nd wave of AIDS diagnosis’s in the area.
Crystral meth gives party goers at circuit parties an endless well of energy. Many of whom are up for days on end in sexual partying. Most frequently sex without the protection of condoms.
It takes but a few uses to become addicted to crystal meth.Methamphetimaine stimulates the production of neurotransmittors. These transmitttors are the “feel good ” transmittors of dopamine and norepinephrine flood the brain blocking out negative stimuli.
The substances used to cook and produce crystal meth are toxic in nature. Persons using the process in meth labs frequently need protective clothing as do the police when working with methamphetamine.
Cyrstal meth leaves the user unable to regulate these transmitters and can cause permanent brain damage. Over time, the person becomes cachetic and as with any addiction, will do whatever it takes to get their next hit. It also can lead to a severe depression, which can take months to resolve after stopping use.