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Updated Sep 19, 2013 - 4:23 pm

What's it like to be addicted to meth?

We all are regularly exposed to news stories about the powerful, addictive drug, methamphetamine, but what's it like to use it? What's it like to find yourself powerless to stop using it? Why does anyone start?

This is a compound of industrial chemicals so toxic, that when law enforcement busts a meth "kitchen," haz mat suits are often worn to avoid exposure. Yet, thousands put it in their bodies every day.

We've all been exposed to the pictures of users whose appearance has dramatically changed and disintegrated. But there are others…attractive, charming, productive citizens of this community who are like Sara…people who can answer the question, "What's it like to be a meth addict?"

About the Author

He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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