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About the dangers and side effects of Meth

Sarah Brown

on 10 April 2011

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Methamphetamine Street Names: Meth
Ice Effects Paranoia Getting a rush Jerking Movements Insomnia Anxiety Agression Psychological Dependancy Psychological dependancy is very high for this drug, due to the euphoric feelings it gives you when taken. It increases the amount of Dopamine (a feel good chemical in your brain) and when the high has worn off, you crash. People are commonly hooked the first time they try it. Decreased appetite. Nausea Increased Body temperature Mood swings Jaw clenching Overdosing Crystal Meth is dangerous for the reason that an overdose can occur at a low level of 50 milligrams. Overdoses can happen very quickly with Meth. Symptoms: Cardiac collapse.
Heart attack
Drastic rise in temperature
High blood pressure
Dilated pupils Effects vary from the persons tolerance to the drug. Sometimes people may only get a rush, other times they might get intense paranoia and odd behaviours. Tolerance to the drug varies by the person. Genetic Damage Meth can cause genes to mutate and cells to be destroyed
It damages reproductive organs causing premature births and Down syndrome. Genetic damage occurs when a person has used meth for an extensive time. Changes in genes could lead to abnormal protein production, metabolic dysfunction, excessive fatigue, organ problems, and tissue damage. Meth can leave glass residue in your brain, tearing holes in it Usage Meth can be taken orally, snorted, injected, or more commonly smoked in a glass pipe. How It's Taken Where it's used Meth is a growing problem worldwide but is commonly used in the United States and Canada. Teen Use Among teens, Meth usage is rising especially in the western and eastern United states. It may replace marijauna as the drug of choice. Teenagers become addicted to the feeling of being unstoppable that the drug gives them. Costs to Society Along with the obvious health costs to the user, society suffers also in Meth usage. HIV and Hepititis C can become a serious problem from the unsafe injections of Methamphetamine. From Meth labs, dangers in neighbourhoods can be high from drug disputes along with the highly explosive toxic waste from the labs, endangering people in the area of a lab. Meth also affects families greatly children have to be taken from their addicted parents, sometimes causing depression in children. The biggest cost is probably the money that is taken from taxpayers to pay for a Meth lab cleanup, which can cost from $5,000 to $150,000 depending on the size of the lab. Facts Signs of a meth lab include; Blacked out windows, chemical odor, frequent night activity, lots of trash, and high security After the euphoric meth binge is over, depression sets in. Teeth can decay and the lining of the nose is damaged from meth use Meth can cost as little as $5.00 50% of first time users get addicted right away and 90% of second time users get addicted. In Georgia the year 2004 had 174 meth labs seized. When given the choice to go to drug court and keep their children or go to jail and losing them, meth addicts are choosing to go to jail. More than 12.5 million Americans have tried meth at least once. It takes three days for meth to completely get out of your system. Some children are born with an addictive quality to meth. Skin Sores What it's made of: Iodine
Battery acid
Coleman fuel
Red Devil Lye
Hydrochloric acid
Anhydrous ammonia
Toluene (sulphuric acid)
Muriatic acid (brick cleaner)
Drain cleaner (sulphuric acid)
Acetone (fingernail polish remover)
Red phosphorus (match strike pads) Bibliography http://www.sharethecure.org/?script=learn_more.php http://www.drugabuseaddictionrehabtreatment.com/genetic.htm http://www.crystalmethaddiction.org/Crystal_Meth_Overdose.htm http://www.livestrong.com/article/28065-signs-overdose-smoking-meth/ http://www.kci.org/meth_info/slang_names.htm http://www.kci.org/meth_info/faq_meth.htm http://www.nmtf.us/methamphetamine/methamphetamine.htm http://alcoholism.about.com/od/meth/a/effects.-Lx6.htm http://alcoholism.about.com/od/meth/a/effects.-Lx6.htm
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