Why do people see Shadow people while abusing drugs especially methamphetamine (meth)? This article will give you answers to these questions. Methamphetamine, also known as meth, crank, crystal meth, and many other names is a crystalline drug that alters moods and perception. As the drug moves through the brain and body it triggers high doses of dopamine release which leads to euphoria. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter which means that it sends signals from one neuron to another in order for something to happen like pleasure or hunger. Meth floods the brain with dopamine causing an intense sense of well-being followed by a crash of depression once the effects wear off leaving those who have abused this drug feeling confused and anxious because their lives are wrecked beyond repair.
According to The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) “methamphetamine increases levels of dopamine, a natural chemical messenger that plays a key role in regulating movement, emotion, cognition and reward, by releasing it at synapses (the spaces between neurons where nerve impulses are transmitted). The surge in dopamine levels causes feelings of euphoria.”
When using methamphetamine, people experience a surge of mood elevation (euphoria) followed by a crash or depression. For some addicts, the drug can be addictive and cause severe damage to their brain and body. One of the biggest problems with meth is that it can be extremely dangerous. It leads to increased aggression, depression, paranoia, psychosis, and violent behaviors leading to gruesome deaths for both users and those around them. Methamphetamine is now most commonly used by young adults primarily as a party drug but is also used for racing purposes as well as being a cheap high which makes it popular among addicts who cannot afford more expensive drugs such as cocaine or heroin.
Methamphetamine is derived from amphetamine and was initially sold as a potent decongestant which is an active ingredient in many over-the-counter medications. Over time, it has become a powerful stimulant that can mess with the brain and trigger nausea, headaches, dizziness, weight loss, and poor judgment. According to Dr. Sanjay Gupta (CNN Chief Medical Correspondent) “Methamphetamine comes from the same amphetamine class of drugs as L.A.’s street drug Mexican candy called Ice including methylphenidate (Ritalin), dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) and amphetamine itself. Methamphetamine is also chemically related to the ADHD drug Adderall, a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine.”
When people abuse methamphetamine, it can cause side effects such as low moods, aggression, violent behavior, getting into trouble with the law and it can even lead them to think that they have an imaginary friend – known as a shadow person. Shadow people methamphetamine is a term that refers to people who claim they see shadowy figures that appear to be dark shadows but seem to have some human characteristics such as a human form, walking, etc… The term shadow person is used because they only cast shadows but do not appear visually in pictures or video recordings which has led some people to believe that they are ghosts or demons.
My family and I have been experiencing this with family members and we often wonder what it could possibly be. Are they really demons or are they just figments of a very sick individual? Only time will tell but meth addicts should be very aware of the possibility that their drug use is bringing them into contact with demonic spirits. The shadow people methamphetamine phenomenon does not seem to be limited to methamphetamine but is also seen in people who abuse other types of drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and marijuana.
Shadow people methamphetamine should not be dismissed as conjecture about drugs or drug abuse but rather something that needs to be studied further. There are many similarities between the stories told by meth addicts and the experiences shared by family members who have never used meth. For example, we all would agree that these encounters with shadow people seem to happen in a time when one of us feels like they are in a “dark place” or feeling low.
Society at large needs to recognize that these kinds of experiences have more validity than we know. People who have used meth and other drugs should be given the right to speak out about their experiences in a way that is not ridiculed. These types of encounters are very real especially for people who are very sensitive or who find themselves in a “dark place” when they are using meth or any other drug.
- It wasn’t until the 1970’s that methamphetamine became abused when people started using it as a recreational drug. It is now one of the most common drugs in the world.
- People abusing methamphetamine may see shadow people as an indication that they are no longer in control of their lives.