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Methamphetamine

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The user experiences an intense sensation, called a “rush” or “flash,” that lasts only a few minutes and is described as extremely pleasurable. After the initial “rush,” there is typically a state of high agitation that in some individuals can lead to violent behavior. Other possible immediate effects include increased wakefulness and insomnia, decreased appetite, irritability/aggression, anxiety, nervousness, convulsions and heart attack. users forgo food and sleep and take more meth every few hours for days, ‘binging’ until they run out of the drug or become too disorganized to continue. It can bring on full-blown toxic psychosis (often exhibited as violent, aggressive behavior). It can also cause strokes and death. What Is Methamphetamine? It is a powerfully addictive drug that extremely affects the central nervous system It is easily made and inexpensive, so these factors made methamphetamine popular and easy to use The drug was founded early last century from its parent drug, amphetamine. Methamphetamine is much more stronger than amphetamine, which it can damage ones brain and nervous system. Methamphetamine is available only through a prescription and it is used for the treatment of narcolepsy (sleep disorder) and ADHD The molecular formula for methamphetamine is C10H15N. Molecule Structure What does the drug look like? Methamphetamine is a crystal-like powdered substance and usually its color is white or slightly yellow, depending on the purity. When the powder flakes off the rock, the shards look like glass, which is another nickname for meth. Sometimes you can find in a shape of large rock-like chunk. Where does the drug come from? Usually, Methamphetamine comes from Mexican drug trafficking organization. They are the main distributer and manufacturers who spread Methamphetamine throughout US including Hawaii. Since there are lots of different ways to make it, there are some domestic producers too. The method depends on chemical availability. Where did the drug come from? Usually, Methamphetamine comes from Mexican drug trafficking organization. They are the main distributor and manufacturers who spread Methamphetamine throughout US including Hawaii. Since there are lots of different ways to make it, there are some domestic producers too. The method depends on chemical availability. How is it abused? Methamphetamine is abused in different ways. Depending on how it is taken, the drug alters mood in different ways. Smoking, injecting – experience an intense rush or “flash” for a few minutes. (extremely pleasurable) Snorting – effects within 3~5 minutes that makes people feel high but not an intense rush Oral Ingestion – effects within 15~20 minutes that makes people feel high but not an intense rush Users try to maintain euphoria by taking more and more that people became addicted Who uses Methamphetamine? Age: Many users are young because it is cheaper than cocaine. Popular during teens and early 20s
-Average at first use during 2004 : 22.1 years Sex: About the same for males and females. Race: White has the largest numbers.
-However, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders has the highest rates of use.
-Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders (2.2%)
-More than 2 races (1.9%)
-American Indians or Alaska Natives (1.7%)
-Whites (0.7%)
-Hispanics (0.5%)
-Black (0.2%) Is the drug addictive? How or why? When methamphetamine is used a chemical, dopamine, is released in the brain, bringing about a sense of well-being How is it used Methamphetamine is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is also used to treat obesity after other diets or medications have been tried without successful weight loss. Crystal type Meth is used usually at the party and it is known as a party drug. Its stimulant properties can keep partiers up and energetic for hours, or even days, without sleep. A lot of gays use it for increased
sex drive and pleasure. When the chemical is depleted, people need to take more methamphetamine to get high again. ⇒Repeat of this process cause addiction to meth. People get addicted to Meth as a party drug (crystal Meth). ⇒Make people to keep energetic for hours or days without sleep.Meth is inexpensive and easy to find. Some people use it as a Functional Drug ⇒Extend energy or wakefulness⇒Lose weight M E T H A M P H E T A M I N E What are the consequences for using this drug? Are there any side effects? Short Term Long Term Side Effects •fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats•feeling light-headed, fainting•dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure)•tremor, restlessness, hallucinations, unusual behavior, or motor tics (muscle twitches) Check if your friend is using meth ! -Inability to sleep
-Increased sensitivity to noise
-Irritability, dizziness, or confusion
-Extreme anorexia
-Tremors or even convulsions
-Nervous physical activity, like scratching
-Increased heart rate, blood pressure, and risk of stroke
-Presence of inhaling paraphernalia, such as razor blades, mirrors, and straws
-Presence of injecting paraphernalia, such as syringes, heated spoons, or surgical tubing. How to make Methamphetamine National Geography Video about Meth! Meth Boom Montana Breaking Bad TV Series by AMC Season 4 Trailer Breaking Bad Game http://flavourmachine.com/breaking Breaking Bad is a TV series in AMC channel. There are five seasons and it started since January 20, 2008. Its story line is about a chemistry teacher who noticed he have a cancer and he has only 2 years left. Then he retires from the school and he became drug dealer with a student who is expelled because of drug to earn money. He started to make the best quality of methamphetamine. What is Breaking Bad? Quiz Methamphetamine is able to act in the brain because it has a structure similar to which brain chemical? Which of the following is part of a neuron? A. Axon

B. Crystal

C. Serotonin

D. Positron Emission Tomography A. Endorphines

B. Amygdala

C. Chocolate

D. Dopamine Which of the following are effects of Methamphetamine? A. Increased heart rate

B. Difficulty sleeping

C. Aggressiveness

D. All of the above. Methamphetamine can cause long term damage to neurons that contain the neurotransmitter dopamine True / False What treatments are effective for methamphetamine abusers? - Behavioral therapies like cognitive behavioral and contingency management interventions are most effective for methamphetamine abusers.

- Behavioral therapy, family education, individual counseling, 12-Step support, durg testing, and encouragement for nondrug related activities has reduced methamphetamine abuse. What treatments are effective for methamphetamine abusers? - Behavioral therapies like cognitive behavioral and contingency management interventions are most effective for methamphetamine abusers.

- Behavioral therapy, family education, individual counseling, 12-Step support, durg testing, and encouragement for nondrug related
activities has reduced methamphetamine
abuse. Answers for Quiz 1. d. Dopamine 2. a. Axon 3. d. All of the above 4. True
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