Will watching Breaking Bad trigger my meth addiction?
August 30, 2013 2:53 PM Subscribe
As a meth addict who hasn't used in 10+ years I've been avoiding watching Breaking Bad. I have seen clips and references to it but I'd like to watch the show because I hear is how great it is and for the most part I'm sure I'd love it.
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I'd like to know how much drug use is shown, how "ritualized" it is, and actually how much that blue crystal (I know there's a certain name for it, but in my avoidance of the topic it hasn't stuck with me) is shown in an...enticing (?) way.
I've experienced triggering by portrayals of use before, to the point where I can recall the taste of it and feel it in my lungs (smoking was my preferred method) . It subsides quickly though, and my life is such now that I don't even know where I would get dope if I wanted to relapse.
I don't fear actual relapse as much as I just don't want to torture myself, because from what little I've seen - those blue shards are exactly the type of thing I would have been into.
Knowing that it doesn't actually exist helps a little bit.