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Crystal Meth

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Nathan G

on 13 May 2014

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Transcript of Crystal Meth

Social Effects
-Addicts are called "speed freaks".
-Trouble focusing unless high.
-Binge meth abuse.
-Mood swings.
Chemical Make up
(How It's Made)
Meth is commonly manufactured in illegal, hidden laboratories.Mixing various forms of amphetamine (another stimulant drug) or derivatives with other chemicals boosts its potency.Common pills for cold remedies are often used as the basis for the production of the drug.The meth “cook” extracts ingredients from those pills and to increase its strength combines the substance with chemicals such as battery acid, drain cleaner, lantern fuel and antifreeze

(Where it is sold the most)
Crystal meth is most commonly sold in USA, Canada is close for the second most meth production. The resason being is because both these countries have so much more land unmonitored than other countries.
Type of Drug
Illegal drug in same class as cocaine.Commonly used as “club drug” due to the high it allows the user to experience.Associated with many mental instabilities, such as memory loss.Meth is a stimulant drug.Meth can be injected, orally, snorted, or smoked

Withdrawl Symptoms
-Begins 30-90 days after abuse.
-Loss of energy.
-No more pleasure.
-Craving more.
-93% fail to quit their addiction.
A Worldwide Epedemic...
Crystal Meth

Batu, Blade, Cristy, Crystal, Crystal glass, Glass, Hot ice, Ice, Quartz, Bikers Coffee, Black Beauties, Chalk, Chicken feed, Crank, Go-Fast, Hanyak, Hiropon, Kaksonjae, L.A. Glass, L.A. Ice, Quick, Poor man’s Cocaine, Shabu, Shards, Speed, Stove Top, Super Ice, Tina, Trash, Tweak, Uppers, Ventana, Vidrio, Yaba, Yellow Bam.

Recognized Symptoms
Short Term Effects
Long Term Effects
-Permanent damage to blood vessels of heart and brain, high blood pressure leading to heart attacks, strokes and death
-Liver, kidney and lung damage
-Destruction of tissues in nose if sniffed
-Respiratory (breathing) problems if smoked
-Infectious diseases and abscesses if injected
-Malnutrition, weight loss
-Severe tooth decay
-Disorientation, apathy, confused exhaustion
-Strong psychological dependence
-Brain issues similar to Alzheimer’s

History of crystal meth:
Made in Germany in 1887, developed in Japan 1919.Crystal meth grew in World War 2 to keep soldiers awake. Crystal meth was given to kamakaze pilots before their missions.In the 1950s, meth was prescribed as a diet aid and to fight depression.In 1970, the US government made it illegal for most uses.In the 1990s, Mexican drug trafficking organizations set up large laboratories in California.

Canadian Laws
Usage Stats
-Worldwide estimation is 24.7 million abusers of meth.
-In Ontario when a survey was taken 8000 kids in grade 7-12 reported that they had used meth.
-The highest usage in Canada is in British Columbia.
-The state with the highest abuse is Hawaii with 48.2% of people looking for addiction help were on crystal meth.
-The drug is widely abused in the Czech Republic and is called pervitin.
-The Czech Republic supplies pervitin to parts of Europe, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Slovakia and Latvia.
-Increased attention/decreased fatigue.
-Decreased appetite.
-Uephoria and a rush.
-Increased respiration.
-Rapid, irregurlar heartbeat.
-Loss of appetite.
-Increased heart rate.
-Dialation of pupils.
-Disturbed sleep patterns.
-Bizzare behaviour.
-Seizures and possible overdose.
-Criminal offense.
-Minor offense punishable by up to 6 months or 1000$ fine.
-More serious punishable by 3 years improsenment or more.
By:Nathan,Devin and Hayden
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