Australian Athlete Fights his Way Back After Methamphetamine Addiction

A courageous young man has published a book about his trip to the very top of the Olympic diving world, Australian Matthew Mitcham. In 2008, Matthew executed the highest scoring single dive ever seen at the Olympics. He got four perfect-10 scores on a back two-and-a-half somersault with two-and-a-half twists, a phenomenally difficult dive. You can watch that dive here, if you wish: http://www.olympic.org/videos/mitcham-performs-highest-scoring-dive-in-olympic-history. It’s truly stunning. It was a dive that enabled him to take the gold medal home. Ironically, after the Olympics, he did not get rated as the number one diver by an international ranking organization, he…

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Meth

Meth or methamphetamine is a dangers and addictive drug. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about it: Methamphetamine Is Commonly a Homemade Drug Cocaine and heroin are produced in countries thousands of miles away and have to be smuggled across international borders to make it to the United States. Marijuana may in some cases be grown within the U.S., but it is also commonly smuggled in. Many other drugs including ecstasy are produced in Europe and Asia. Prescription drugs, among the most commonly abused drugs in America, are manufactured in massive chemical plants owned by pharmaceutical companies. Methamphetamine, on…

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How Tim Got Off Meth

Tim is a big man with a calm and humble air. But he told a rather startling story about substance abuse, addiction and drug trafficking in Texas. He started using marijuana and alcohol in high school but they were never used so much that they were problems. The drug that did bring him to his knees was methamphetamine, a drug that was destructive not only for him but for his entire home town in Texas. He was in his early 20s when he first used methamphetamine. A friend brought the drug to his bachelor party. He didn’t touch it for…

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