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Transcript of METHAMPHETAMINE
WHAT IS METHAMPHETAMINE?
a synthetic drug with more rapid and lasting effects than amphetamine, used illegally as a stimulant and as a prescription drug to treat narcolepsy and maintain blood pressure
meth - amphetamine
Chemical prefixes usually denoting a methyl, which is an alkali radical derived from methane
a synthetic, addictive, mood-altering drug, used illegally as a stimulant and legally as a prescription drug
Basically, meth is a methane base chemical used as an illegal drug, but has legal, medical uses. It is in a crystal form, which is blue or pink; and can be smoked, injected, inhaled, ingested, or used as a pill. It is made illegally in labs around the world, as well as in controlled laboratories for medical use.
Methamphetamine was developed in Japan in 1919 . It was considered for its solubility in water, which made it easy to inject, and was widely used in World War II. It was used to keep soldiers awake and was even given to kamikaze pilots before suicide missions. After the war, stored military supplies became available to the public. This only led to abuse of meth as it was used by Japanese residents. In the 1950's, it was used as a dietary aid and was used by athletes, college students and truck drivers. It wasn't until 1970 that meth became illegal for most uses in the United States. However, it is still mass produced and distributed to rural communities who cannot afford the more expensive cocaine.
A false sense of well-being
Permanent psychological problems
Constriction of blood vessels
Stimulation of Adrenal Glands
Why Is Meth Addicting?
When inserted to the body, it releases a hormone called dopamine that makes the body feel pleasure. This sense of pleasure or confidence, which is often called euphoria or a high, lasts for six to eight hours and is why people reuse the drug.
After a while, if methamphetamine is used, it can cause permanent damage to dopamine receptors, affect cognitive abilities and cause violent behavior. The mental effects of meth have been compared to the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.
Lowered immune System
While it is generally considered negatively, it has some medical properties. In low doses, it can be used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as morbid obesity. It is rarely prescribed by doctors because over use can result in the following risk factors.
Short Term Effects
Short Term side effects from using crystal meth and methamphetamines include:
Increased attention and decreased fatigue
Increased activity and wakefulness
Euphoria and rush
Long Term Effects
Dopamine System Damage
Deterioration of Body Tissue
Erosion of the Mouth
Increased Risk of Stroke
Meth, as with any other narcotics, causes a certain dependence or addiction. Users develop intense physical and psychological cravings for the drug, and usually do illegal actions to obtain money for it. Users can also associate people, places, and feelings with the drug, thus forming a psychological dependence for those things as well. Dependence usually takes place when a user's body develops a high tolerance and feels the need to consume greater amounts of the drug.
When they find they cannot get the drug, they suffer from withdrawal which physically and psychologically harms them.
* Crystal, Crystal Glass, Crystal Meth
* Christina, Tina, Cris, Cristy
* Chalk, Chalk Dust
* Geep, Getter, Getgo, Go Fast
* Trash, Garbage, Wash
* White Cross, White Crunch
* Hironpon, Hiropon
* Hot Ice, Super Ice
* LA Glass
* LA Ice
* Ice Cream
* Chunky Love
* Cotton Candy
* Go-Go Juice
* No Doze
* Rocket Fuel
* Scooby Snax
Graphs and statistics
Meth lab seizures have gone up 577% nationally (USA) since 1995.
~Meth is surpassing cocaine as the drug of choice in Oklahoma. The office reports Meth is found in more cases of homicides, and motor vehicle accidents.
~Methamphetamine led to 10,447 visits to emergency departments in 1999, down to 17,665 in 1994.
~Methamphetamine contributed to nearly 500 deaths in 1998
~Approximately 8% of high school seniors surveyed in 2000 had used methamphetamine at least once in their lives. An unknown number of teenage users may have dropped out of school before reaching senior year.
~It costs government an average of $2,000 to clean up a methamphetamine lab.
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The most effective treatments for methamphetamine addiction at this point are behavioral therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral and contingency-management intervention. Differnt medications have been developed to treat individual symptoms, but there is no ultimate cure or treatment for a complete meth addiction
What different ways is meth used?
What was the original use for meth?
How is meth used medically?
it can be smoked, injected, inhaled, ingested, used as a pill. or used for medicine
It was used to keep pilots awke and was given to suicide bombers.
to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as morbid obesity