Faces of Meth

What a swell play on words – I’m guessing that the name of this montage is actually derived from the shock video series called “Faces of Death”. The videos show clip after clip of deaths caught on tape. This series of photos floating around the net is appropriately named “Faces of Meth”. The hope is probably to offer you the same shock value as the videos do. Here are a few of those faces:

faces of meth

faces of meth

faces of meth

I can think of several people in my own life who could have made this list. I have watched so many people I know and/or love deteriorate to the point that I don’t recognize them anymore. These pictures only depict what is happening on the outside and don’t even scrape the surface of what it feels like to be a slave to meth. And if you think you are anything less; Don’t fool yourself.

My experimentation quickly escalated into addiction. It happens before you realize it – and sometimes it’s too late. Meth seems like its fun for a minute, but then you’re a slave to it. It’s just not worth the consequences you’ll have to live with later. – Gina’s story

I have spent much of the past five years a slave to crystal meth. It still calls out to me, despite the loathing I now feel. Unlike the many others I have tried, this drug has a distinct voice: the voice of thousands of men, wanton and sinewy and accessible. The drug still calls me to join their brotherhood, to be initiated all over again into their cabal of wrongful oh-so-rightness. – Andrew’s story

The first day I tried meth I was hooked. I was a slave to meth for the next seven years—lying, cheating and stealing to please my master. Brian’s Story

Just a few examples to illustrate the point. There are very, very few people that can try speed and walk away from it. Once you’ve felt the high – chances are, you are already in its vile grasp. Odds are, those trying speed today will end up one of the newest “faces of meth” tomorrow.