Casting aside the mechanics of the sickness for a moment, let’s consider this question: why do people take drugs? For many men and women, these substances expand the mind and allow them to open up new portals of creativity. Other people might use cannabis or take a slew of anti-depressants to leave their stressful lives behind for a few hours. However, in a more dangerous twist, some intimate partners will use drugs to boost their time together. According to one report from ABC News Australia, though, this practice has gone to hazardous extremes. Let’s take a closer look and shed some light on one of this stimulant’s most dangerous purposes Down Under.
Not the Stereotypical Drug Users
Whenever you think about crystal meth addicts, the first image that comes to mind is that of a thin, malnourished person with scabbed skin, thin hair, and rotting teeth, but the fact of the matter is that many crystal meth addicts are not easily recognized. In fact, as ABC Australia confirms, many of these addicts are well-paid higher-ups who live amazing lives of luxury. As one drug user (now a consultant) explained in an ABC interview, after accidentally exposing himself to meth in the 90s, he began sporadically using the drug to increase his emotions during intimate moments.
In fact, this gentleman is not alone. According to one report, about 70% of Australians who suffer from crystal meth addiction will only use the drug once in a while, to give them a boost.
According to Nadine Ezard, clinical director of Drug and Alcohol Service at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, ice can definitely influence human bodies during intimate moments but not in a good way (obviously). After consuming the drug, users will feel a rush of energy and suffer from severe fevers, which can lead to the frightening condition of serotonin syndrome, an overload of this chemical in the brain. If left untreated, this health problem can prove fatal.
Due to the rush of serotonin and energy during intercourse, many medical professionals have warned people about the new trend of “chemsex,” the dangerous practice of using crystal meth during intimacy.
Seeking Treatment for Drug Abuse or Addiction
People from all around the world suffer from drug abuse and addiction every day, but, in a way, you can also find reprieve in the fact that hundreds of them are also finding ways to heal. Although the battle against illegal drugs continues to wage on in the United States, Australia, and other countries, you can join the thousands who rally together to find peace and to heal. With the right amount of determination and a little bit of love for yourself, anything is possible.
If you are suffering from a severe case of drug abuse or addiction, or have a friend or loved one who is coping with this illness, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of withdrawal and detox and guide you along the rocky road of rehabilitation. Soon enough, you will experience a faster and much more efficient recovery.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your mental illness and take an extra step toward becoming a healthier person.