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Crystal Meth

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Heather Villa

on 19 May 2010

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Transcript of Crystal Meth

Crystal Methamphetamine
A.K.A
Crystal Meth How the drug is used/taken Smoked in glass pipes (similar to how crack cocaine is used)
Injected (either dry or dissolved in water)
Snorted
Swallowed
Ingredients in Crystal Meth Matches

Iodine-is a harmful toxin (takes nearly 4 bottles of iodine to produce 2 to 3 grams of methamphetamine)

Drano- a house cleaner (cleans hair and scum out of water pipes)

Brake Fluid-decomposes paint right off of a car and eats through chrome

Ephedrine-kept under lock and key in a pharmacy (causes to have a pleasure sensation similar to the feeling of eating food or having sex, but eventually causes a person to lose the ability to create sensations of pleasure naturally)

Lighter fluid, Butane-used while cooking meth (main cause why meth labs frequently burst into flames)

Hydrochloric acid-if spilled on skin, this acid will literally eat away chunks of human flesh

Sodium Hydroxide-most is used in creating biodiesel or for aluminum etching (also used by city workers who are tasked with disposing of road kill)

Ether-patients can manage through complete surgical procedures without a care in the world

Anhydrous Ammonia-Anhydrous means without water (it will seek water wherever it can find it, eating through whatever is in it's path including human flesh How Crystal Meth works Nervous system:
crystal meth releases high levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which stimulates brain cells.
It enhances mood and body movement
Has a neurotoxic effect, damaging brain cells
Result in symptoms like those of parkinson's disease, a severe movement disorder
Kidneys:
during this process the acid/alkaline balance of the body is changed and the blood vessels of the kidneys constrict, leading to decreased production of urine.
The toxins that are not being secreted are now being put back into the blood stream Short term effects of crystal meth Loss of appetite
Talkitiveness
Panic
Increased energy
Diarrhea
Nausea
Increased blood pressure
Increased heart rate
Violence
Confusion Long term effects of crystal meth Serious drug cravings
Meth mouth (teeth rapidly decay and fall out)
Drug related psychosis
Severe weight loss Average age group of primary abusers In 2009 the average age group of consuming crystal meth is 15-24 FUN FACTS! In pregnant and nursing women, methamphetamine crosses the placenta and is secreted in breast milk Street names for crystal meth are...

Blade
Chalk
Chicken feed
Crank
Cristy
Crystal glass
Glass
Go-fast
Ice
L.A. glass
L.A. ice
Poor man's cocaine
Quartz
Shards
Speed
Super ice
Tina Because of it's short-term appetite-suppressant effects a prescription form of methamphetamine, is prescribed as a temporary treatment for obesity
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