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Crystal Meth and Ecstasy
Transcript of Crystal Meth and Ecstasy
It is a stimulant.
Creates a false sense of happiness.
Some ingredients are:
acetone, lithium, toluene, hydrochloric acid, pseudoephedrine, red phosphorous, sodium hydroxide, sulfuric acid, and anhydrous ammonia. Powder form snorted Meth is highly addictive; it uses up the bodies resources and makes it dependent upon the drug. Crystal Meth is more concentrated and most users become addicted on the first use. Crystal
Speed Basically, its not good for you. Pill form Crystallized form smoked injected or inserted into various places of the body. Tweak Chalk Pervitin Batu Tick Tick Yellow Powder Crank WHAT it is made of and HOW: Crystal meth is illegally made in labs by altering the chemical composition of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine in over-the-counter drugs that were usually for colds or allergies originally. The process itself releases dangerous gases and fumes that can easily blow up the lab and harm the "chemist." That's nasty... and disturbing. How Long Does the High Last? A Crystal Meth high can last up to 40 minutes. But, the effects can be felt up to 18-24 hours afterward. What are Some short and long-term Effects? Short-term effects include psychological difficulties (insomnia, confusion, hallucinations, anxiety, paranoia, and hunger loss). Physical problems that can occur are weight loss, irritability, aggressiveness, hyperactivity, nausea, and delusions of power. Some long-term effects can result in psychological difficulties such as brain damage, memory loss, inability to grasp abstract thought, memory gaps and extreme mood swings. Physical effects include increased heart rate and blood pressure, damaged blood vessels in the brain that can cause strokes or an irregular heartbeat, cardiovascular collapse, liver damage, kidney damage, and lung damage. When used more and more frequently, crystal meth can result in these side-effects quicker and ultimately, death. Criminal Penalties?! Up to five years in prison
A maximum fine of $50,000 for the first offense
If you are convicted three times for meth charges then you could be looking at being locked up for 25 years to life in prison. http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/crystalmeth.html
and Ecstasy What is ecstasy? Drug Class: Entactogens Often referred to as MDMA, and is a stimulant Comes from an oil that is from the sassafras tree. It is popular at social events like hip hop parties, concerts, raves One of the easiest illegal drugs to obtain Considered the fastest growing abused drug in the United States Ecstasy is made through a complex scientific process. It involves chemical reactions, distillation and crystallizationto produce the powder. It is then mixed with a binding agent, like china clay, paper binding, sucrose, or even lactose and pressed into a pill. So... How is it made? Street Names Love (MDA) Ecstasy X XTC Adam (MDMA) Eve (MDE) Ingestion Pure powder, which can be dissolved and injected White
Beige Take orally in the form of pills, synthesized by bootleg labs which makes them in different colors. Inserted into the anus Addictivity Depends on the person
People don’t really get addicted, they just enjoy the high. Short term [D]effects Increases heart rate Death when involved with a lot of physical activity Sometimes you can feel a warm feeling of empathy to others around you Jittery and teeth clenched Suppresses your appetite Produces a sense of energy and alertness Increases body temperature Increases blood pressure Long term [D]effects Memory loss Serotonin Neurons damaged Affects thinking and behavioral processes Higher sensitivity to pain Death And all of these potential consequences are worth what? Your Highness: The high can last anywhere from 6 to 24 hours, but usually lasts 3-4 hours.
Some people have had the high for up 14 days after the use, but it is rare. Effect on the Community: A Monitoring The Future study shows that the annual use of MDMA rose from 4.6% in 1996 to 11.7% in 2001 of high school seniors. It is predicted that college seniors have it much worse. Some people think that have a clinical use in treating those with post traumatic stress level. It is even FDA approved to a level, but it is still dangerous to use. At the society level, many criminal groups and gangs try to make this drug because it is easy to make and it is profitable. And let's not forget that illegal things are punished... If there is more than one person it’s a 10 million dollar fine 5 years sentences for serious traffickers
Serious traffickers are defined as someone who has about 800 pills 10 years sentences for high level traffickers
High level traffickers are defined as someone who has about 8000 pills If someone gets hurt in the distribution of the drug, then the sentence and fine is doubled A person distributing 50 grams or more, can be sentenced for 10 years- life. If he is acting by himself, it’s a 4 million dollar fine If you’re in Canada, its only a 1000$ fine. :D Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy -----2nd Edition