Methamphetamine creates a numb state of mind, where the person is neither feeling extreme joy nor extreme pain. Meth is often used as a masking agent for anyone is looking for a hardcore way to rid themselves of pain, and nothing else has worked.
A previous meth head was interviewed by the author about their lifestyle, what would happen to them, and how they are now that they have been off the drug all of these years.
They were still, after four years, in a dissociative state, separate from the rest of the world, looking for something about which they could feel any degree of passion. After abusing meth for over fourteen years, their brain’s ability to get excited over or passionate about something seemed to be wiped completely clean. The pain and hardship endured before their addiction became rampant is no longer in their mind, but neither is anything else. They wanted numbness and they seem to have it now for a very long time.
Workplace drug testing is meant to protect employees and customers against the potential harm which can occur from just on person’s addiction. However, long term hardcore drug abuse brings about an entirely different mind than the one which began abusing in the first place. Whole families fail to recognize their loved one, even if they haven’t been abusing for several years. It is a terrible to have happen in a relationship.
Onsite drug & alcohol testing is provided by Mediscreen for businesses in Australia. We are NATA accredited for urine testing and storage, and we desire to bring onsite screening to your worksite as a matter of convenience and cost effectiveness. You should be aware of any drug abuse an employee may bring to the jobsite. You, as the owner or manager, should know if there is any potential legal liability in the workers of your company, not to mention a possible threat to someone’s safety. Know the danger before it begins. Be sure and use Mediscreen for your drug screening needs. We understand the unique capabilities and issues of each business, and we can help you build a positive screening program for yourself and your employees.
This article has been taken from : http://www.mediscreen.net.au/the-numbness-of-meth/