“Successful” People Use Meth too

I get pretty sick of hearing that only white trash, low lives & homeless people use meth. I want to ask these self-proclaimed critics: How do you think they got that way? Maybe at one time in their life they were “successful”; maybe they are human and made a mistake that led them into the downward spiral known as meth.

The following may illustrate that people who were at one time “successful” can become addicted to meth just as easily as anyone else.

Richard Quest CNN Reporter uses meth

Richard Quest, a well known CNN business reporter was arrested at around 4AM in Central Park two days ago for having a bag of meth on him. He was first stopped for loitering when he was found wandering aimlessly around the park. He confessed to the officers that he had a small bag of meth in his pocket and was sub-sequentially arrested and charged with drug possession.

My first thought was “wow”. You would think that in writing this blog, I would have seen it all, but there are still people that invoke this type of response from me upon reading their story. I read about people like Mr. Quest and I wonder how they were able to perform as a “functioning addict”; they hold jobs (although sometimes they are pretty bad at them due to their meth use), have families and the world around them sees them as “successful”. They have very dark secrets that they live with each and every day.

Mr. Quest isn’t the only “successful” person I have written about that has been busted for meth. In the past year of writing, there has been everything from a school principle busted for meth to a world renowned cancer researcher busted for meth and everything in between. People aren’t born junkies; they get led astray. They may see the pressures of their job as too much to handle or they might feel like they need to have more energy to perform under pressure. Once they’ve used meth, they just like every other meth addict, fall victim to the lies that are whispered to their mind “you need me”, “you can’t survive without me”, “you are nothing without me”.

I use the word “successful” in quotes because the term is subjective. Who can gauge success? For one, living in a cliff side home overlooking Malibu defines success – for another, living life free of meth is success; and who are we to judge?

  • Danimal

    I’ve heard a lot of oxymorons somechick, but this takes the cake.
    “Successful” people use meth too. ROFLMAO

    No, I’m not playing grammar police, this just struck my fuuny bone.

    As always…I love and appreciate what you do here.

    BroD

  • Danimal

    I’ve heard a lot of oxymorons somechick, but this takes the cake.
    “Successful” people use meth too. ROFLMAO

    No, I’m not playing grammar police, this just struck my fuuny bone.

    As always…I love and appreciate what you do here.

    BroD

  • You always crack me up too – so we have a mutual relationship 🙂
    I guess what I am trying to say in the above post is that people from all walks of life do meth; they didn’t start out as the “low-lives” that people ignorant to the effects of this drug may think they are. The title on the other hand was meant to be comical so I’m glad you got a chuckle out of it!

  • You always crack me up too – so we have a mutual relationship 🙂
    I guess what I am trying to say in the above post is that people from all walks of life do meth; they didn’t start out as the “low-lives” that people ignorant to the effects of this drug may think they are. The title on the other hand was meant to be comical so I’m glad you got a chuckle out of it!

  • Kit

    You guys are ignorant.

    please educate yourself at http://www.erowid.com.

    drugs are fine until taken in excess. must be hard to see from up on your pedestals.

  • Lillie

    how can they be fine? mst drugs when you use them for the first time you get addicted!

  • Lillie

    how can they be fine? mst drugs when you use them for the first time you get addicted!

  • Eboloo

    White trash, homeless. bust outs….all typical form of attempting to disassociate. These aren’t truely the actions of regular “White People”. So where are the regular White People in America? Another way of trying to make one feel superior over someone else….Every hear of the term of Black Trash, Brown Trash, Yellow Trash….no, because its easier to lump all these people as ONE group of anti social, crime ridden portion of our society. Well REGULAR White People are subjective to criminal behavior and bad judgement like anyone else…….I mean because if some Whites use METH, does that make all Whites METHHEADS or because some BLACKS/Hispanics/Asians use crack, its automatically assumed that they are ALL CRACKHEADS

  • Tonique

    You dont take meth because you’re a low life, you’re a low life because you take meth.

  • mochamays

    i know you wrote this 4 years ago, but i’m going to reply anyways. let’s be honest-white trash and meth go hand in hand. kind of like gays and aids. do other people get aids? of course, but gays have a high risk of catching it and everybody knows it. same with meth. do all kinds of people use meth? yes, but it is the drug of choice for ALOT of trailer trash-y whites. look at pictures of meth addicts. not only that, but look where it’s most prevelant-in places like missouri (which is the most disgusting, trailer trash inbred jerry springer-like state EVER)

  • Lex Sgfdjkl

    Honestly the less desirable elements – white, black, or crack smoking Asians as someone pointed out as a common stereotype (?) give the rest of the meth community a bad name.

    “That shot was no gram, and you’re to blame
    You give meth a bad name
    I mind my P’s but you act insane
    You give meth…a bad name”
    -Bon Jovi in 1942

  • John Wright

    You are wrong, Lillie. That is what the government would have you believe, but there are studies out there that indicate most drugs, including heroin and meth are not nearly as addictive as the government and for profit addiction centers want you to believe.

    I used meth for two years so I could get a lot of construction work done on my property. When I was done with the work, I quit using meth. No withdrawals, no cravings, nothing. I just went on with my life. I’ve always had a job, never let my meth use interfere with my job, only did the meth on the weekends.

    If you are interested in learning more, read this article:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacobsullum/2013/11/04/everything-youve-heard-about-crack-and-meth-is-wrong/