It doesn't, it just stops you realizing how much something hurts.
I do martial arts (NOT DRUGS), and one of the things that you soon learn is that what you think is the limit of your strength is really just the limit of your pain tolerance. You stop because it hurts, not because your muscles have reached their limits.
Meth and other drugs allow you to push through your normal pain tolerance level and appear to be stronger.
I've heard in the old days when PCP was a problem they'd strap addicts to hospital beds and they'd rip the straps off of the beds like they had super strength, but when they looked at the people afterwards they'd find that they'd torn up their muscles and tendons, but wouldn't have felt it till afterwards.
They're experimented giving soldiers some of these drugs for use on the battle field, too, which is pretty scary. Some people thing that the amphetamines that they give to pilots on long missions is one of the reasons why they keep shooting up civilian areas or even their own side.
· 9 years ago