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Friend using Yaba

I have a friend who says he takes Yaba occasionally. But when he takes it, he is no more the person he is, he becomes a different person. He acts on things that are no biggy, he brings up past occurrence or abuse and start calling names.

Is it because of the drug? Is he addicted? I mean does taking pills make him an addict and cause he to act so aggressively? Does taking pills make him have some kind of inferiority complex?

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Yaba is a combination of methamphetamine and caffeine
by: Debbie Wicker

Because Yaba is a combination of methamphetamine (a powerful and addictive stimulant)and caffeine, it can often cause psychotic like symptoms when it is used. So the short answer to your question is YES, using Yaba can totally change the personality of the user. It can cause paranoia, delusions, hallucinations and other VERY negative personality changes.

Yaba is EXTREMELY addictive but I don't have enough information to say that your friend is addicted to it. However, if he is addicted, it will be imperative that he get treatment immediately so that he stop using it before it permanently damages his mental health.

Because Yaba effects the brain, the symptoms that you're seeing when he is using may change his brain so that he has these very negative symptoms all of the time, even when he isn't using.

Please protect yourself and go to your doctor and ask for help and information to help your friend to stop using Yaba. Try to find Al-anon meetings in your area and begin working the 12 steps to learn about his addiction. If he is addicted he will do ANYTHING to get the drug and you must treat him as if your dealing with a stranger, because you have no idea what he is capable of doing.

Good luck in helping your friend.

by: Anonymous

He said he quit drugs, but he also claims he takes it for fun sake. When he acts up aggressively or differently he is not the same person and later he doesn`t remember anything. I want to deal his mood swings. Any suggestion??

Mood swings can only be dealt with by ending his Yaba use.
by: Debbie Wicker

His mood swings are a symptom of his addiction. Therefore, he will continue to have mood swings (which are likely to get worse) until he stops using Yaba.

The best way for you to deal with them is to remove yourself from his presence every time he uses Yaba or when his mood begins to change. There is no way to "talk him out" of his mood swings. There is also no way for you to try to appease him.

Moods swings can become violent if they are caused by drug use, so I would recommend when he begins to become difficult that you leave the situation and stay away until you know he has calmed down.


by: Anonymous

thanks, sir much appreciated

by: Anonymous

I have been trying to know about addiction, keep posting in this site to learn more. My problem increasing everyday. My friend who is suppose to be an occasional drug addict he keeps blaming me for breaking up with his special one. cuz he thinks I told that person about him but I didn`t and none of my reasons are accepted by him. Tell me what do i do...? please!!

PLEASE portect yourself!
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Urgent,

It sounds like his drug abuse is increasing and so is his verbal abuse of you. Do you have a save place to go? Can you ask his family for help?

You need to protect yourself and try to learn as much as you can about Yaba addiction. Try to find an Al-anon meeting in your area or try to join a group online. They will help you to walk through your options and help you to stay safe.

Yaba can cause a normal person to become abnormal and even violent. It effects the brain of the user if very negative ways, so you MUST protect yourself and try to get away from the verbal abuse.

Good Luck,


by: Anonymous

I am not seeing him for the moment, but he is close I don`t wanna loose him either. I really don`t know what to do. I need to make things clear to him.. but i really don`t know how and when :( I am so much in trouble!

You can help and keep your friend!
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Urgent,

I'm glad to hear that you're not currently with your Yaba addicted friend, and you're hopefully out of danger. Now you can begin going to Al-anon meetings AND encourage your friend to go to AA and NA meetings DAILY. This will allow BOTH of you to begin working the 12 step program together.

The 12 step program has been developed by addicts for addicts over the last 150 years and has been shown by clinical research to be successful if the addict is willing to work the program. Please convince your friend to start working the 12 steps so that they can learn how to end their addiction to Yaba.

You both can do this and gain control back of your lives.

Good luck, there is hope,


by: Anonymous

I live in Bangladesh. Moreover its very tough to convince him I am helpless...

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