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Facts on "illegal" drugs

Drug Facts for Lincoln County Montana

There can be a fine, but often blurred, line between what is considered a "legal" and "illegal" drug. Drugs which are classified as Schedule I drugs are all illegal and you can face jail time for possession and use of these drugs. Don't forget that many Schedule I drugs are produced illegally by people who do not care about the quality or safety of the drug. Many "street drugs" sold to youth are made with highly toxic chemicals and often lead to horrific health problems and even death.
Although prescription drugs (many classified as Schedule II) are "legal" if you have a prescription, possession and use of these drugs without a prescription is dangerous, illegal and can lead to serious consequences ranging from jail time to health problems to death. The recent debates on legalized marijuana, both medical and recreational in certain states has further blurred the line.
Below is a breakdown on some commonly abused "illegal" drugs:

Stimulants

Crystal Meth Addiction in Lincoln County, MTStimulant use and abuse often blurs the line between prescription and illicit drug use. A stimulant can be anything from Nicotine to Crystal Meth & Cocaine to prescription drugs such as Adderall and Ritalin.

Montana is notorious for illegal methamphetamine labs due to remote areas and easy access to ingredients to "cook" the drug most commonly known as Crystal Meth. Other names include Ice, Tina, Chrissy & Glass.
Methamphetamine abuse is a worldwide epidemic and accounts for nearly 60% of those seeking drug abuse treatment in some areas.
So if Meth is so popular, what could be wrong with it? Nothing is wrong with Meth if you don't mind the consequences to your body, health and life:

  • Don't worry, you can always get dentures after your teeth rot out after only a short period of smoking meth.
  • Know you are living organically because most meth you find in Montana is made from pure & natural ingredients such as lighter fluid and anti-freeze!
  • Once you start using Meth, your body will develop a tolerance where you need more and more to achieve the same high. Guess what? You will never achieve that "high" no matter how much you use.
  • Do you have too much stuff in your house? Sell all of your possessions to keep high!
  • No more stuff to sell and still want to get high? What now?
  • Need we say more about the path you are headed down?

This is the typical path of meth addicts and is not a joke. All it takes is one time to get addicted and ruin your life. Don't take our word for it, see for yourself in this HBO documentary produced largely in Kalispell, Montana.
 Watch the HBO documentary here. (Approx. 1 hour)

Get the facts on Meth use:


Prescription Stimulant Abuse:

MDMA, Ecstasy & Molly

Ecstasy Addiction in Lincoln County, MTMDMA or "Ecstasy" is a party drug also known as "Molly". Sound's pretty harmless, right? Let's take a look at the history and current status of "Molly".
MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) was originally developed in 1912 by the Merk pharmaceutical company. In 1953 the US Army began testing the drug for use in psychological warfare. In the 1970s, MDMA became a popular "party drug" and was actually legal until 1985, sold under the brand name "Ecstasy".
Here is what the drug dealers won't tell you when selling you happy pills. What is called "Ecstasy" today is more like Crystal Meth than MDMA. They are marketed as MDMA, Ecstasy and Molly, but are actually varying mixtures of dangerous drugs such as heroin, methamphetamine, rat poison, caffeine and even dog deworming pills.
These mixtures of poisons are then dyed in pretty Easter Egg like colors and then stamped with symbols like smiley faces to make them look enticing and harmless. This is what makes this drug extremely dangerous. You never know what you are getting. The facts are it is surely not MDMA, but more likely a concoction that came from drain cleaner or rat poison that can kill even a young, healthy person.
Think about this if anyone offers you "Molly":
Many dealers are now passing off GHB as "Ecstasy" or "Molly". GHB is a nervous system depressant, which you might know better as the "Date Rape Drug".

The real facts on MDMA, "Ecstasy" & "Molly":


Marijuana (Cannabis)

Marijuana in Lincoln County, MTRecently, Marijuana has been legalized in two states for recreational use for adults, putting the drug into the same class as alcohol. Marijuana, Weed or Mary Jane are all names for the controversial drug that is hardly new to the scene. The hemp plant has been used for thousands of years for both medicinal and commercial purposes.
What is the difference between Marijuana and Commercial Hemp? Not much on the outside. Hemp is a commercial crop that is utilized in products such as paper, cloth and rope that is far superior to materials such as cotton and paper produced from cutting trees. This doesn't mean you should try smoking your hoodie you purchased that was made from hemp fibers - these crops do not contain the active ingredient in Marijuana.
The main psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical in Marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is not found in commercial hemp crops. It is however, found in Marijuana.
So why is Marijuana prescribed?
Marijuana is prescribed for pain and other uses by doctors in roughly 40% of the states in the US. One thing you should take into consideration is that many of these patients are undergoing the horribly painful process of chemo-therapy for cancer. Others have incurable diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis.
All my friends smoke weed, why shouldn't I smoke it too?
Here are a few simple facts:

  • Marijuana can burn up to 3X hotter than Cigarettes, which does immense damage to the lungs.
  • Despite studies showing THC is not physically addictive, Marijuana often becomes a mental addiction for users, even causing crashes and mood swings similar to Alcohol & Crystal Meth use.
  • Illegal Marijuana use is expensive and often leads users down a bad road of crime such as stealing and selling other illegal substances.
  • Paranoia, which leads to dissociative disorders, is common with Marijuana use, especially in young adults.
We encourage you to visit the links provided below to learn the science about THC and smoking Marijuana to make your own decision.

 Real people discuss marijuana in these videos and testimonials
 Marijuana FAQ for Youth
 Does Marijuana have a permanent effect on my brain?
 Science and statistics about THC use and abuse

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