How I Dealt with Meth

February 5, 2009

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Last night after our first wednesday service Sara, a 20-something recovering meth addict, put  a silicon bracelet on my wrist and told me to live strong not even once.
“Not even once” is the slogan for the a anti-meth campaign.
First Assembly has small group of recovering meth-addicts whose lives by been changed, of whose lives have been freed from meth.
I know very little about meth. So, I went to the google. 

Methamphetamine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that affects many areas of the central nervous system and causes dramatic changes in the brain. 

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Dopamine is the brain chemical that allows us to feel pleasure.
Meth unnaturally raises dopamine levels to more than 10 times the amount caused by life’s normal pleasures, including eating and having sex. 

The Meth Project has even been running some ads that freak me out.

Today, I’m wear my bracelet not because I deal with meth.
But as a reminder to pray for those who do.
To pray for those who tempted.
For those who are in belly of making the decision right now.
May they say, “Not even once.”

6 responses to How I Dealt with Meth

  1. I didn’t know that about meth. Thanks for the post.

  2. Awesome plan! Definitely a reminder

  3. Evan,

    Thank you for the great post. As someone who’s lost a close friend to the world of meth, I can attest first hand to how horrible of a drug it is. To paraphrase a popular Christian saying: “Meth will take you further than you ever wanted to go”.

  4. that was a very powerful post i was wondering where i could get one of those “not even once” braceletts…its a good message and i would love to support the campaign

  5. Kylie – I’m actually not sure where you can get them. I got it from a friend. You might be able email https://www.methproject.org/ and see if they have some.