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Meth

Meth
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Methamphetamine If I try Meth, will I become an addict? Cycle
the initial high is intense and long lasting
high is followed by a severe crash
creates a vicious cycle of highs and lows, wanting to use again What's meth made of? How dangerous is Meth? Short Term Effects Sources Video http://www.drugfreeworld.org/#/videos/one-hit What is Meth? Meth is an addictive stimulant drug that strongly activates certain systems in the brain and has a high potential for abuse http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/meth-intro
http://www.methproject.org/
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Batu, Biker's Coffee, Black Beauties, Blade
Chalk, Chicken Feed, Crank, Cristy,
Crystal, Crystal Glass, Crystal Meth,
Glass, Go-Fast
Hanyak, Hiropon, Hot Ice
Ice
Kaksonjae,
L.A. Glass, L.A. Ice
Meth, Methlies Quick
Poor Man's Cocaine
Quartz
Shabu, Shards, Speed, Stove Top, Super Ice
Tina, Trash, Tweak
Uppers
Ventana, Vidrio
Yaba, Yellow Bam Long Term Effects diarrhea
hyperthermia
insomnia
paranoia
seizures
sickness: Meth suppresses immune system (more frequent infections, heal slower, more viruses and diseases)
sensory hallucinations
stroke
vomiting Suppresses appetite
Causes user to become thin
Lose muscle tissue and bone density
Psychosis, paranoia, stroke, believing that bugs are crawling under their skin, frail bones, blood pressure and heart problems. Statistics What Meth does to your... rots teeth and gums from poor hygiene, bacteria, grinding, and acidity of the drug Acetone nail polish remover or paint thinner extremely flammable
Anhydrous Ammonia found in fertilizer and counter top cleaner, can release highly toxic gases when mixed with other chemicals
Hydrochloric acid used to make plastic, highly corrosive to skin, in high concentrations it will eat away human flesh
Lithium used in batteries seriously burns the skin upon contact, reacts violently with water, highly explosive, if splashed in the eyes during cooking it will cause blindness
Pseudoephedrine decongestant found in cold medicine, large amounts can harm the respiratory system, the nervous system, and the heart
Toluene used to form meth crystals, used in brake fluid, powerful enough to dissolve rubber, releases fumes that can cause brain damage or death
Red Phosphorus found on matchboxes
Sodium Hydroxide can burn the skin and cause blindness, white odorless flakes, or pellets, extremely corrosive
Sulfuric Acid used in drain/toilet bowl cleaner, burns the skin on contact Approximately 500 metric tons of Meth are produced each year
There are an estimated 24.7 million abusers worldwide
The use of math in the U.S. tripled from 1996 to 2006
In 2007, 4.1% of 10th graders reported having used Meth (This percentage has probably increased since this study was conducted) Deception
Meth grabs hold of the user before they even know it's happening
People often believe they are in control, but later look back and realize the drug was Dependence
Meth makes users a "slave" to the drug
It alters how the brain functions, even when users stop getting pleasure from the drug, they continue to use it despite its damaging effects Power
Meth is one of the most addictive substances and hooks people faster than almost any other illegal drug Brain Chemistry
over time Meth changes the chemical makeup of the brain
it decreases its supply of dopamine (feel good hormone)
damages receptors in the brain (makes it difficult for users to feel pleasure)
effects learning, memory, and movement Most ingredients are toxic and highly flammable
Recipes vary, but these are the most commonly used ingredients The Look of Meth http://www.methproject.org/answers/how-can-i-tell-if-someone-is-using-meth.html#The-Look-of-Meth Get Help Harbor Hall By:
Kaylee Rosa
Riley Burch
Nathan Buchanan
Katie McNiff in Northern Michigan on the shores of Little Traverse Bay
an affordable rehab center for those who wish to gain help quitting Meth If a friend is using Meth:
the sooner they get help the better off they’ll be. Since the serious effects of a drug like Meth require the expertise of a professional counselor, you can help your friend by finding resources near you There are side effects, even in the short-term. With Meth, you never know what you’re going to get. Regardless of how it is taken, Meth can damage the heart by causing palpitations (wildly pounding heart and sweating), arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), and hypertension. In addition to these effects, injecting Meth can also cause an infection in the lining of the heart. http://www.methproject.org/answers/how-dangerous-is-meth.html#From-the-ER http://www.methproject.org/answers/what-does-meth-do-to-your-body.html#It-Eats-Your-Muscle Body http://www.methproject.org/answers/does-meth-affect-your-heart.html#Heart-in-Overdrive Heart Mouth http://www.methproject.org/answers/what-is-meth-mouth.html#The-Perfect-Storm It is a problem Consequences Federal Laws
The Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 requires behind the counter sales of cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient of meth.
You can't simply take a package of these medicines off the shelf; a store employee or pharmacist must get it for you.
Also, this law restricts how much of these products you can buy in a 30-day period and requires stores to keep records of sales.
Stores that don't follow these rules face fines and penalties

Drug-Related Crimes
Meth is listed in the federal controlled substance laws
It's a schedule II drug, meaning it's considered to be a very dangerous substance
It's illegal to make, possess or sell
Depending on the amount of Meth involved, the violator faces prison time for anywhere from five years to life, as well as thousands of dollars in fines
Also, the government usually takes (called "forfeiture") money and property the violator obtained though the illegal drug activity

State Laws
Just about every state's controlled substances laws specifically mention Meth and call for very stiff penalties for violating them. Like the federal law, it's illegal in all states to make, sell or posses the drug.
In states like Kentucky (PDF) and many others, it's illegal to possess a certain amount of chemicals used to make meth.
Of course, the state has to prove the person had the intent to make Meth, but that's usually not too difficult when the person is caught in a Meth lab or has Meth in his possession.

Like the federal law, many state laws allow for the forfeiture of profits from illegal drug activities. And state laws are typically just as strict, and sometimes more so, when it comes to punishing people who violate the Meth laws. For instance:

Arkansas. Some of the laws in this state (begin at Ark. Code 5-64-402) include:

Making Meth is a felony punishable by prison time from one year up to life, with fines from $1,000 to $15,000, depending on how much Meth is involved
Possessing Meth with the intent to deliver or sell it to someone else is a felony, punishable by 1 to 30 years in prison and a $10,000 to $15,000 fine, depending on how much Meth is involved
Possessing drug paraphernalia with the purposing of using it to take Meth is a felony punishable by up to six years in jail and up to a $10,000 fine

Kentucky. The drug-related laws here include:

Making Meth (PDF) is a felony punishable by (PDF) 10 to 50 years in prison
Possessing any amount of Meth (PDF) is a felony punishable by (PDF) 1 to 5 years in prison
Allowing a child to be present (PDF) when Meth is being made is a felony punishable by (PDF) 1 year to life in prison, depending on if the child is hurt or dies because of the activity
On top of that, violators may have to pay any costs of disposing of the drug or environmental clean-up costs (PDF), such as when Meth labs are involved. Not just legal http://www.methproject.org/answers/how-dangerous-is-meth.html#Inside-the-Ads-Kevin http://www.methproject.org/answers/how-dangerous-is-meth.html#From-the-ER http://www.methproject.org/answers/does-meth-make-you-violent.html#Oriahs-Story Addiction Treatment Services Inc
940 East 8th Street
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 922-4810
Intake: (800) 622-4810
www.addictiontreatmentservices.org Places near you: Munson Medical Center
Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center
1105 6th Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 935-6382
Intake: (800) 662-6766
Hotline: (800) 662-6766
www.munsonhealthcare.org/behavioralhealth
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