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FACES OF METH

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  • 1. Red Ribbon Week 2005 Faces of Meth
  • 2. Methamphetamine
    • Methamphetamine (Meth) Was Once Located In Rural Towns And On The West Coast, Has Erupted Across The United States And Is Now Devastating Countless Families, Children And Neighborhoods.
  • 3.  
  • 4. What is Methamphetamine
    • Methamphetamine (Meth) Is A Powerfully Addictive Stimulant That Has A High Potential For Abuse And Dramatically Affects The Central Nervous System.
  • 5.  
  • 6. Is Meth Addictive?
    • Meth Is Addictive, And Users Can Develop A Tolerance Quickly, Needing Larger Amounts To Get High.
  • 7.  
  • 8. Did You Know
      • In Some Cases, Users Forego 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.
  • 9.  
  • 10. Did You Know
    • Immediately After Smoking Or Injection, The User Experiences An Intense Sensation, Called A “ Rush” Or "Flash," That Lasts Only A Few Minutes And Is Described As Extremely Pleasurable.
  • 11.  
  • 12. Did You Know
    • Snorting Or Swallowing Meth Produces Euphoria - A High, But Not A Rush.
  • 13.  
  • 14. Did You Know
    • After The Initial "Rush," There Is Typically A State Of High Agitation That In Some Individuals Can Lead To Violent Behavior.
  • 15.  
  • 16. Did You Know
    • Other Possible Immediate Effects Include Increased Wakefulness And Insomnia, Decreased Appetite, Irritability/Aggression, Anxiety, Nervousness, Convulsions And Heart Attack.
  • 17.  
  • 18. Did You Know
    • "More Than 12 Million Americans Have Tried Methamphetamine, And 1.5 Million Are Regular Users." - David J. Jefferson, "America's Most Dangerous Drug" Newsweek August 8, 2005
  • 19.  
  • 20. Did You Know
    • "Untold Families Who Bought Homes In Recent Years Live In Former Meth Labs.”
      • Some, Upon Discovering Their Homes Were Filled With Residue From Acetone, Red Phosphorus And Other Toxic Agents, Have Fled, Losing Their Investment And A Life's Worth Of Treasured Possessions." - Richard Jerome "Home Toxic Home?" People August 8, 2005
  • 21.  
  • 22. Did you know
    • "Meth Addicts Are Pouring Into Prisons And Recovery Centers At An Ever-increasing Rate, And A New Generation Of 'Meth Babies' Is Choking The Foster-care System In Many States." - David J. Jefferson, "America's Most Dangerous Drug" Newsweek August 8, 2005
  • 23. Links
    • Photos Courtesy From www.drugfreeamerica.Org
    • Http:// Www.Drugfree.Org/Portal/Drugissue/Meth/Default.Html
  • 24. United We Stand I Have The Power To Be Drug Free