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  # 2312107 7-Sep-2019 09:46
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Bung: It is not just young people. We used to have a neighbour whose adult daughter got 2 years for "possession for supply". From her daughter she learnt that meth users can be found right through all levels of society. If nothing else the effect is that it sucks money into a black hole.

 

Yep. That single example is also probably at least $250,000 cost to the economy for the justice / prison system, and I guess an incalculably high cost for what she inflicted on her own life - even if she's lucky enough to have been rehabilitated long term.

 

 


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  # 2312110 7-Sep-2019 09:53
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Dial111: In Auckland its easier to get then marijuana, there won't be a shortage.


That's what I hear through the grapevine in Chch too.

That situation is a very serious risk to young people in particular. I know plenty of more mature-aged "stoners" who'd never dream of using meth if they ran out of dope. Not so young risk-takers who just want to get high.

According to my son who worked on large building sites in the CBD, there was a lot of meth used by tradies, as they had random drug testing on all sites, meth clears your system fast so you test clean the next day, but you lose your job if you smoked weed a week ago. They'd always get advance warning of random tests - the system was full of deliberate holes, as the contractors did not want to lose workers even if they were drug users.

We are asking for disaster with current NZ drug enforcement laws, and we're going to get it. As I understand it, use levels as ascertained by analysis of metabolites of common narcotic drugs in municipal sewage indicate that NZ has a problem already, but it could get much much worse - as it has in parts of Australia.



 

I was on a travel forum a while back and I was talking to an american gentleman who had just travelled NZ and he said he thought NZ had a huge meth problem, he is a medicinal cannibus user and he said for the life of him he struggled to get any but everyone knew where to get meth from.

 

the destruction that drug does to community's and families is something you need to see to believe, coming from South Auckland (reside in chch now) I would say 8 in 10 people I knew tried it, 7 in 10 people still use it and 5 in 10 have completely had their lives destroyed by it and 3 in 10 deal it for gangs, some old school friends some extended family. It is really really widespread and I'm surprised the government hasn't addressed the real realities of this drug its an epidemic. 

 

I refuse to go back in the neighbourhood if my family travel with me back to Auckland to visit we will stay with my wife's family.

 

I have seen some terrible things caused by this drug, it is one of the worst.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2312111 7-Sep-2019 09:53
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Bung: It is not just young people. We used to have a neighbour whose adult daughter got 2 years for "possession for supply". From her daughter she learnt that meth users can be found right through all levels of society. If nothing else the effect is that it sucks money into a black hole.

 

Yep, been in all levels of society for a long time. Three good examples that immediately spring to mind for me are Millie Elder-Holmes, daughter of broadcaster the late Sir Paul Holmes; Darren McDonald, former news anchor; and Keith Jefferies, criminal defence lawyer [ironically, a very apt description].


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  # 2312112 7-Sep-2019 09:55
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Easy. The price goes up and the quality goes down. 

 

 

This (I suspect).  And the concern for everyone (user or not) is the second part of that. It'll get cut with cheaper and nastier chemicals that will have bigger unknown side effects.

 

Hopefully the former effect, price increases, will encourage some users to seek help and get off the drug!

 

 

 

 

No, thats too hard lol they will just lace it with sugar or salt, suger mostly as it burns like meth for the first few seconds.


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  # 2312123 7-Sep-2019 10:15
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Cooks/labs aren't nearly as prevalent as they used to be given the (relative) lack of access to psuedoephedrine now and the comparative less risk involved from importation.

 

 

Couple that with transnational crime groups noting our high prices and their ability to supply the market and we have a lot of it.

 

Australia has a huge problem, not only with meth but with cocaine and MDMA also.

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  # 2312137 7-Sep-2019 10:32
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You've got to laugh at their optimism that this is half a years supply.. More like a few weeks..This country is absolutely awash in drugs despite all their efforts, the war on drugs simply just doesn't work. 





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  # 2312141 7-Sep-2019 10:47
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Dial111:

 

I have seen some terrible things caused by this drug, it is one of the worst.

 

 

Yup. I'm in my 60s, have seen plenty of illicit drug (ab)use harm people over the years. Alcohol is another of the worst.

 

I witnessed one of the well known high profile kiwi users mentioned above high on meth - reacting to something that "annoyed" them. Was absolutely unbelievable, frightening, sad and pathetic.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2312143 7-Sep-2019 10:50
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Netflix series called ' Dope ' well worth watching

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  # 2312224 7-Sep-2019 12:14
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Rikkitic:

 

Thank you for the links though I could have done without the attitude. In the time it took you to snark you could have gone and done something useful instead. 

 

 

I did do something useful. I provided you the information you seemingly weren't able to get for yourself. 

 

Asking here is likely to provide you less accurate information than checking out many of the drug and alcohol addiction websites packed with facts based on studies likely to be many times more accurate than the anecdotal information you would like to find in a community such

 

as this (good as it is for many sources of information), which is likely to have a relatively low percentage of people with experience in these sorts of things. 

 

 




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  # 2312505 7-Sep-2019 20:34
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networkn:

 

I did do something useful. I provided you the information you seemingly weren't able to get for yourself. 

 

Asking here is likely to provide you less accurate information than checking out many of the drug and alcohol addiction websites packed with facts based on studies likely to be many times more accurate than the anecdotal information you would like to find in a community such

 

as this (good as it is for many sources of information), which is likely to have a relatively low percentage of people with experience in these sorts of things. 

 

 

 

 

In fact, the reason I asked, was to start a discussion, which is exactly what happened. I am perfectly capable of using the resources available if I just want information. I framed the question the way I did for a reason, and the responses (other than yours) have been pretty much as I hoped they would be. 

 

 





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  # 2312775 8-Sep-2019 12:00
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Was your question asking about what happens "medically" with the withdrawal process - or all the other impacts?

 

The medical references don't really cover big issues - getting users in to some rehab programme in the first place,  and despite stating that meth is (many times) "more addictive" than other drugs, no attempt seems to have been made to explain why that might be. I'm pretty sure that physical withdrawal symptoms from meth addiction are no worse and probably milder than for opiate addiction - and the physical harm from addiction is even worse (and permanent).

 

 


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  # 2312861 8-Sep-2019 12:14
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Yup there will be another lot coming right along behind the one they found , If you want it you will get it by what ever means necessary. Its not like smokes where its oh the price is to high now time to ring quite line and stop. 

 

Sadly I would say they may get 1% of what is coming through, Maybe less I don't know the reported figure actually is.





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  # 2312877 8-Sep-2019 13:07
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Fred99:

 

Was your question asking about what happens "medically" with the withdrawal process - or all the other impacts?

 

The medical references don't really cover big issues - getting users in to some rehab programme in the first place,  and despite stating that meth is (many times) "more addictive" than other drugs, no attempt seems to have been made to explain why that might be. I'm pretty sure that physical withdrawal symptoms from meth addiction are no worse and probably milder than for opiate addiction - and the physical harm from addiction is even worse (and permanent).

 

 

 

 

What I was actually wondering was how meth users would react if their supply was cut off. Would this create such huge social problems that it would actually be better just to let them have their drug, in which case, is it socially responsible to do a good job of cutting off supply? I don't know. I wondered what others thought about this.

 

 





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  # 2313021 8-Sep-2019 14:25
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Rikkitic:

 

Fred99:

 

Was your question asking about what happens "medically" with the withdrawal process - or all the other impacts?

 

The medical references don't really cover big issues - getting users in to some rehab programme in the first place,  and despite stating that meth is (many times) "more addictive" than other drugs, no attempt seems to have been made to explain why that might be. I'm pretty sure that physical withdrawal symptoms from meth addiction are no worse and probably milder than for opiate addiction - and the physical harm from addiction is even worse (and permanent).

 

 

 

 

What I was actually wondering was how meth users would react if their supply was cut off. Would this create such huge social problems that it would actually be better just to let them have their drug, in which case, is it socially responsible to do a good job of cutting off supply? I don't know. I wondered what others thought about this.

 

 

 

 

I would say you would have to put them on methadone or something, if you cut everybody off completely I would say all hell would break loose. Think of the billions going back into the economy though that was not being spent of meth. 





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  # 2313035 8-Sep-2019 15:36
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networkn:

 

In the time it took to post, you probably could have googled this but here is the first results I got when I did it. 

 

 

People in glass houses?!

 

networkn:

 

Is the pressable home key like the one on the Note 9, gone now, or can it be enabled again in the options somewhere?

 

 

networkn:

 

From within an app, I have to swipe up and then press the home screen button?

 

 

networkn:

 

Lazy Q, I can't recall where I specify if when connected to the BT in my car, the screen shouldn't lock at all?

 

 

networkn:

 

Does anyone have the link to to the redemption for the wireless charging bank that PB was bundling?

 


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