Crystal meth is one of the most dangerous and addictive substances in the world. Many people in the United States, and around the globe, are becoming dependent on this drug, and are experiencing terrible consequences. Many times, we do not know the names or stories of all the people who are affected by this terrible drug. However, one fictitious individual is bringing the problem of meth addiction to the silver screen this summer. In the new Spider-Man movie, Rhy Ifans plays Dr. Curt Connors, the antagonist to Peter Parker (Spider-Man), and portrays the villain, also known as the Lizard, as a meth addicted, mad scientist.
In the movie, Dr. Connors develops a new type of drug that turns him into a 9-foot tall lizard creature. While this in no way is an accurate depiction of what happens to individuals who take meth, the psychosis of the character was developed around the side effects of people who are severely addicted to crystal meth. In talking about his character, Mr. Ifans says “Unfortunately, he decides to become his own lab rat and the drug he takes gives him this kind of euphoria – I guess something like crystal meth. That feeling becomes addictive to Connor’s and that’s why he keeps returning to the Lizard.”
Effects Of Meth
When people are on a drug like meth, they feel invincible. Also, they tend to want other people to share in their experience. Unfortunately, this leads to destructive behavior that can have very serious mental and physical health consequences. Some of the most common side effects for individuals using meth are an increased heart rate, heavy breathing, and profuse perspiration. There are many different reasons why meth has become so incredibly popular in rural parts of the country. Meth is extremely cheap and easy to produce, and it does not take very much money to purchase a little bit of meth. However, because it is so incredibly addictive and powerful, many people develop addictions to meth before they even realize it.
The new villain in the Spider-Man movie, like many people addicted to meth, is out of control and needs help to stop his dangerous and destructive behavior. Unfortunately, in the real world, people who are addicted to drugs do not have a radioactive superhero come to their rescue and smack some sense into them. If someone you know is struggling with an addiction to meth, or any other type of powerful stimulant, it is important that you have them seek immediate help at a crystal meth treatment program. These programs, which can be either inpatient or outpatient, can help an individual go through a detox process to get all of the harmful substances out of their system. After the detox is complete, the individual will be able to take part in counseling and therapy sessions to help them get to the root causes of their addiction. Without the help of counseling, or an unlikely intervention from Spider-Man, it is very unlikely that a person will be able to get over an addiction to meth on their own.