Fergie’s Meth Addiction: Psychosis

Stacey “Fergie” Ferguson spent a short time as a meth addict and that was enough for her to experience the delusions, mood swings and psychosis that comes with.

When asked about her time spent as a meth user, Fergie recently told Marie Claire magazine:

I had about 20 different conspiracy theories. I painted the windows in my apartment black so they couldn’t see in,” Fergie told Marie Claire, explaining that she thought the FBI was after her during her brief addiction to methamphetamines around 2001.

“One day, when I was about 90 pounds, a guy comes up to me. … I’m searching in the bushes for clues about whatever they’re after me for. I’m in a cowboy hat and red lips. He hands me a muffin. I’m thinking, “he’s in on it”

She’s also stated to TMZ that she had a “bad trip” and spent the entire night talking to her laundry hamper.

“I remember thinking somebody was inside of it, going to come and get me, so I was talking to the person who was crawling in the hamper,”

Fergie talks about how she began using and quickly was hooked. She tells People magazine:

“It was the hardest boyfriend I ever had to break up with, I dug deep as to why I got there. It’s the drug that’s addicting. But it’s why you start doing it in the first place that’s interesting. A lot of it was being a child actor; I learned to suppress feelings.”

Fergie’s lady lumps after meth (photo by Robin Wong)What starts as a rush of dopamine and a feeling of euphoria turns to major paranoia and mental illnesses that are sometimes irreversible. Thankfully in her case, she has not stated that she experiences any lasting effects. She has found creative outlets for her feelings through music and performing. These are things she learned to do through therapy and treatment and may have never learned on her own. Thankfully she’s gained back some of her “lady lumps” and has recently released a solo album titled “The Dutchess”.

I am happy that she was able to walk away from meth addiction and lead a normal life. She has the money to afford the best treatment centers and I’m certain that played a key role in her recovery. Thankfully, the effect meth had on her was mostly reversible. Money can buy alot of things, but it can’t buy your sanity.

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