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Psychological Pain vs. Physical Pleasure of Meth


Catherine Psychological Pain vs. Physical Pleasure of meth
Psychological pain vs. physical pleasure.

You would think that the many months --perhaps years – of mental / emotional pain and depression that one goes through after making the decision to quit using meth, would be reed as one of the worst periods in their lives. A period so terrible and traumatic that they would never want to have to go through it again. However, according to statistics, 97% of meth addicts will go through this phase again and again.

What I want to know is why? Is the physical pleasure with meth use so much stronger than the psychological pain encountered without it?
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Loraura Re: Psychological Pain vs. Physical Pleasure of meth
More like the psychological pain without it, after using, is so great that using seems like an acceptable alternative.

The long term chemical imbalance left behind in the brain of a meth user is significant, if not severe, and in no way short-term.
forget
suzette
Re: Psychological Pain vs. Physical Pleasure of meth
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Is the physical pleasure reed with meth use so much stronger than the psychological pain encountered without it?
the physical and mental pleasure reed, is a much more desireable alternative than the psycological and physical pain without it.

in other words...

you want to die because you hate life, and nothing excites you, and you're overweight, your teeth hurt, no energy, no ideas, just hopeless, lethargy, that could be cured with speed....you think.
Catherine Re: Psychological Pain vs. Physical Pleasure of meth
I empathize with everything you have said, (except for the teeth thing). And yes, all of these things could be alleviated by using again – probably within minutes, once the little clear baggie filled with “shards of glass” is opened. But doesn’t your brain “kick in” and say, “temporary fix to long time problem. If you do this now, you will have to start the whole terrible process of quitting once again”?

At what point does your brain become rational once again, and just says “no”?
Loraura Re: Psychological Pain vs. Physical Pleasure of meth
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But doesn’t your brain “kick in” and say, “temporary fix to long time problem. If you do this now, you will have to start the whole terrible process of quitting once again”?
Of course it does! And that's when someone stays clean, recovers, stops relapsing or using, starts working on a long term solution!
forget
suzette
Re: Psychological Pain vs. Physical Pleasure of meth
I wondered if you'd catch that....
...I've done speed before because eating gave me a toothache.

I don't get rational as much as wear myself out on it..

...like a baby crying all night, eventually it cries itself to sleep.

suzette does that too....
....I'm like ....please don't wake up suzette!
she'll start howling again!

 

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