Scared To Meth: A Memoir

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About

They aren't scared to death...

That's why they try Meth. Sure, they may have read some books, some glamorous novels, articles that explain what meth does to your brain, and maybe in all of that, they moderately touched on the lifestyle, but these writings are not NEARLY descriptive enough. 

Heck, Meth almost sounds FUN in some writings.

But it's not. Everyone needs to be made to be DISGUSTED

I'm not starting a movement here, I'm STOPPING one. The movement of Meth into your lives. 

What's different about your memoir?

I talk about the things that no other author wants to talk about in EXTREME detail. I describe the experimental sex, the prostitution, the different ways of doing the drug, the neglect of children, the complete and utter disregard for anyone but ourselves, the fear and paranoia, using the internet to get dope, the time wasted, the "picking" and shadow people, being a phlebotomist (shooting people up), robbery, theft, and the total loss of inhibition which allows the acceptance of anything that happens to you. 

There is VERY LITTLE DIALOGUE in my memoir. I simply detail event after event after event. It's gripping and it's terrifying. It's disgusting because if you know a person who is, or was, on meth, they are doing all the same things I've written about. Even if they say they haven't, they have. They are just completely embarrassed to tell anyone.

But I'm not embarrassed. At all. I'm calling everyone out and exposing this for what it is: Disgusting, vile, wicked, and unbelievable. 

Also, I've done this with a very scientific approach. I don't use curse words or talk lewdly. This is not pornography. I am blunt and factual and I use proper words to describe everything. It won't turn you on. It will disgust you.

Why should we/they listen to you?

I'm the expert. What makes me the expert? I have done everything mentioned above. I have the best understanding of all. I've been clean for 18 months now. I know how hard it is to force your brain to stop craving Meth. It took 14 months for me to stop having dope dreams. 

Also, I'm not doing this for the fame or money. I'm doing this for the cause. Those things will come, but I'm going to turn around and reinvest whatever I make into driving this issue home.

I'm the only person, out of the HUNDREDS of current meth users I personally know, that is clean and sober. I know who I am now and why I made it through this; to be right here, right now, helping others to NOT meet Meth. 

Who exactly are you trying to help here?

This book is not for those ON Meth. I can't help them. They have a long road ahead of them. In fact, I try to avoid them because I don't want to get sucked back down. Not that I would ever do Meth again, but because they bring drama, anger and hate with them. For themselves and for others. It's a terrible thing to be involved with active users. The crying, the begging, the pleading, just everything about them is bad. They are gone until they find their way. They are doing all the things described in my memoir, so they don't need to LEARN about this stuff.

I'm writing to PREVENT the use of meth by those who are clean, who are  being influenced/pressured by those who are NOT clean. Those who are NOT clean have no idea how far they are already gone, even if they've only tried it once. 

That's the scariest part; It's presented as an awesome ride, but first-time users don't know that it's a cargo van you can't escape from. You are locked in the back of it with no seats or seat belts and Meth is at the wheel. It's going to take YOU where IT wants to go. It's going to get sideways on 2 wheels, slam into other cars, hit pedestrians and animals, will probably drive right through your home, and toss you around the back like a rag doll. 

And most first-time users immediately convince someone else to use right after they themselves get high. They don't do the convincing after a few days, weeks, or months, they do it AS SOON AS THEY FEEL THE HIGH. It's like the most terrible chain of events ever because the chain WILL NOT STOP!

Can what you are trying to do work?

I don't know, but I can't sit by and NOT try. And neither can you. Pledging to this is your acknowledgment of the problem. It's your way of saying "Please TRY!" It's your way of encouraging me to go as hard as possible, and I will. I promise. 

The book is not my only avenue to help either. I want to be a speaker in schools. I have been given the power to speak as well and I'm not afraid to stand and put myself out there. I will do whatever is necessary. 

Let's all work together to make it happen. Let me know you believe in me. You provide the funds, and I'll put in the work.

They won't be scared to death, until they are SCARED TO METH!

Risks and challenges

My manuscript is 80% complete (80,000 words). I expect to begin the editing process at/or before the end of the Kickstarter campaign (once funding becomes 100% imminent).

The specific challenges in delivering the finished book will be the considerable time, effort and costs of professional editing, design, publishing, printing, marketing and of course delivery. I've chosen to self-publish the book and I understand obstacles can arise. I've set my funding goal at a level that will allow me to at least get this book in to print and deliver on all the rewards.

My greatest purpose and mission in life is tied to this project and, honestly, NOTHING is going to stop this from happening!

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