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/r/Meth is a subreddit created in 2009 to host discussions about methamphetamine. Some of the most common posts on the subreddit see users share their experiences on meth, ask for advice on taking meth, share photos of their pipes and crystals and discuss getting sober, with many users encouraging sobriety. Memes about meth use are also common on the forum and sometimes gain viral spread outside of Reddit. As of October 2022, the subreddit has over 111,000 members.
On October 14th, 2009, the /r/Meth subreddit was created. The subreddit's description reads:
A place for discussion of the lucrative methamphetamine. Perfect for when you've been hitting the pipe 72 hours straight and you're looking to post a life memoir. Minimum 25 combined Post+Comment Karma to be able to post here
On that day, a now-deleted Redditor made the first post to /r/meth, titled, "Tweaking." The content of the post has been removed. The second post on /r/meth was made on September 1st, 2010, by iamauser and is titled, "I use.." In the post, the user writes, "Is it me or are meth addicts looked down on? Honestly Ive told people I used and they would look in disbelief because I go about a somewhat normal life. But then people look down upon me. I dont harm anyone or effect anyone elses lives. So what gives?" The first two comments on the post link to resources that help people get off drugs.
The subreddit saw increased use over the following years as users made posts discussing meth, including sharing their experiences, sharing videos and photos of themselves doing meth and sharing photos of their meth crystals and paraphernalia (examples shown below).
Memes about meth, as well as discussing quitting meth and the dangers of doing meth, are also common on the board. On August 25th, 2019, a user posted to /r/meth sharing the story of how they overdosed the previous night, gaining over 1,700 upvotes and 370 comments in three years (shown below).
On May 21st, 2020, Redditor KushyMcgee posted a video to /r/meth where they pour their meth down a toilet, writing, "2 years straight of daily use and sweeping my problems under the rug come to a halt. Time to live life again for a bit. Fuck yall ✌," garnering over 2,700 upvotes in two years and becoming the top post of all time on the forum as of October 2022 (shown below).
Outside of Reddit, /r/Meth has gained notoriety through viral reposts of memes and posts from the forum. It has also been discussed in the media. On March 11th, 2022, NBC News discussed /r/meth in an article titled, "The internet's meth underground, hidden in plain sight," expressing concerns over the board.
On May 1st, 2022, Instagram user memetides shared a meme from the board, garnering over 1,900 likes in five months (shown below, left). On September 9th, Instagram user salsasenor shared one of the top posts from the board, a wide-eyed selfie of a man titled, "Been up for a week." The meme was reposted by numerous accounts over the following days, including Instagram user evilpostr on September 12th, garnering over 6,300 likes in a month (shown below, right).
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