Crystal Meth

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Crystal Meth

Effects and Reasons for using:-Users get a false sense of euphoria, a rush of energy, confidence, hyperactivity, and decreased appetite-Medically used to treat kids with hyperactivity, a form of obesity, and narcolepsy (only used in very small amounts)- The "high" lasts 4-8hrs, sometimes up to twenty four hours-Similar to amphetamines and cocaine-Long and short terms effects on the brain: memory loss, aggression and irritability, psychotic behavior, brain damage, disturbed sleep patterns, hyperactivity, delusions, insomnia, confusion, hallucinations, anxiety, paranoia, damaged blood vessels- can cause strokes or irregular heartbeat that leads to cardiovascular collapse or death, increased inability to grasp abstract thoughts, memory gaps and extreme mood swings, depression-Long and short term effects on the body: increased heart rate and blood pressure, heart damage, extreme weight loss, nausea, convulsions, liver, kidney, and lung damage, tooth decay, skin abscesses, extreme itchiness, acne, skin loses luster and elasticity Myth: Crystal meth gives you more energy:-although they get a "high", meth doesn't have a connection to the body's natural energy reservesStatistic:“The United States government reported in 2008 that approximately 13 million people over the age of 12 have used methamphetamine—and 529,000 of those are regular users.”

Crystal Meth

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What is crystal meth?


1) Crystal meth is a crystalline drug that is most commonly known as the "club drug", Batu, Blade, Christy, Crystal, Glass, Hot ice, and Ice 2) A potent drug that acts as a stimulus, then systematically destroys the human body- HIGHLY addictive- can be addicted after the first use3)synthestically made from amphetamines, cold medicine, battery acid, drain cleaner, rat posion, latern fluid, and antifreeze (cooked together)4)Classified as a schedule 11 drug; a form of methamphetamine 5) Taken by snorting, inhaling, smoking, as a solid, or injecting with a needle

What is crystal meth?

Effects of meth on human teeth!!

A meth lab

A user of Meth



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