Jackson Turns His Back On Meth
Baywatch star JEREMY JACKSON has vowed never to use methamphetamines again after he was arrested for setting up a home laboratory to 'cook' his drugs in 2005.
The former child star admits he was hooked on the drug the first time he tried it because "it was like I had found the key to life that I had been looking for".
He recalls, "Everything was perfect. I felt in tune, like all my senses had been heightened by one thousand. I was on a high."
But the effects of the drug took their toll on him. He tells In Touch magazine, "I would have uncontrollable nosebleeds. I wasn't even snorting stuff and blood was just gushing from my head.
"I would wake up in the morning with horrible pain in my lower back from all the toxins I was putting in me, but I didn't give a crap as long as I could get more."
But even drastic weight loss didn't make Jackson give up his nasty habit; it took a police raid to do that.
He tells the publication, "My world completely collapsed in one instant and I had this moment of clarity where I realised, 'Wow, I have done this all to myself'."
Now, sober for over three years, Jackson admits he's a lucky man: "I have a great relationship with my family, a girlfriend who loves me and a new happiness, which I didn't think was possible. I wouldn't give it up for the world."