Breaking Bad aired its 75-minute long finale this past Sunday. Over 10 million viewers tuned into the compelling series that has been on-air since 2008. Vince Gilligan, creator of Breaking Bad, captured the true essence of what drugs eventually will do to a person.
Spoiler alert! Even a main character is no match for the lifestyle of drugs and money. Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, will die, ending the series with a bang.
Breaking Bad Meth Abuse
With so many viewers tuning into the last episode of Breaking Bad, it’s difficult to turn our backs on the fact that our society today is influenced by a growing epidemic that people from all across the United States are dealing with: drug addiction. Although the series was intense, witty, and in some cases funny, it certainly glorified drug addiction and abuse in the U.S.
Meth – Not Even Once
Although Breaking Bad makes the drug scene seem a little exciting, the use of Methamphetamines actually destroys lives, and pretty quickly too. Anyone remember Heather Raybon? Raybon was arrested and charged with trafficking meth, possession of felony drug equipment and possession of chemicals used to manufacture meth in 2011. Why is this story so different from any other meth arrest? Raybon was left permanently scarred with horrific disfiguring burns to her face and body after a meth lab explosion in 2004, after which her image became an internet sensation and a warning to kids about drug abuse. Despite this life-changing incident, Raybon continues to struggles with meth abuse. Although her story is extreme, to a meth user, this is not too far-fetched. Breaking bad habits can prove more difficult than some might think.
What is Meth?
Methamphetamine, or meth, is a white or yellowish crystalline powder, crystals, or pills. It can be smoked, injected, snorted, or even swallowed. It’s one of the most dangerous drugs on the streets because of its highly addictive nature, and it’s near impossible to get off without proper treatment. Meth users experience immediate addiction upon first use, which is why the Meth Project took off so quickly. The Meth Project was the first ever student launched prevention program in Montana in 2005. Meth addiction actually costs the nation up to 48 billion dollars a year. Its reported that 1.6 million Americans have used meth; a drug that is considered more addictive than heroin.
If meth is causing a problem in your life, call us today at 1-800-861-1768. There is life after meth use and you don’t have to do this alone.
Written By: Watershed Ashling