Methamphetamine
By:Zamir Abassi
And Mary Moll Lee
History
 Synthesized in Germany in 1887
 Used as a treatment for everything
 Amphetamine used as inhalant to treat nasa...
History cont’d
 Became a cure-all for everything
 More abuse in the 1960s when injectable
meth became more available
 I...
Classification
 Psychoactive stimulant
 In phenethylamine and amphetamine
class of drugs
Nicknames
 Crank, Speed, Crystal, Ice, Glass, Mexican
Crack
 Also based by color
 Soap Dope (pink)
 Sparkle (shiny)
 ...
Physical Effects
 Anorexia, hyperactivity, restlessness,
headaches, dry mouth, hypertension,
hypotension, hyperthermia
Legal/Illegal?
 Yes, Meth is illegal in other countries outside of the US. For
example Australia and European countries.
...
Dangers of using
 Constipation, diarrhea, dizziness,
insomnia, tremors, acne, convulsions,
heart attack, stroke, death
Addiction treatments
 One of the most difficult forms of
addiction to treat
 Administering amino acids can help in the
r...
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  1. 1. Methamphetamine By:Zamir Abassi And Mary Moll Lee
  2. 2. History  Synthesized in Germany in 1887  Used as a treatment for everything  Amphetamine used as inhalant to treat nasal congestion  More potent methamphetamine discovered in Japan  Used in World War II to keep the soldiers going  After war was over, methamphetamine stored for military use available to people  In 1950s, legal tablets were made and used both for medical and non-medical reasons
  3. 3. History cont’d  Became a cure-all for everything  More abuse in the 1960s when injectable meth became more available  In 1970s the legal production of injectable meth was restricted  However, still being produced in meth labs
  4. 4. Classification  Psychoactive stimulant  In phenethylamine and amphetamine class of drugs
  5. 5. Nicknames  Crank, Speed, Crystal, Ice, Glass, Mexican Crack  Also based by color  Soap Dope (pink)  Sparkle (shiny)  Lemon Drop (yellow)  Holiday Meth (green, made with Drano)
  6. 6. Physical Effects  Anorexia, hyperactivity, restlessness, headaches, dry mouth, hypertension, hypotension, hyperthermia
  7. 7. Legal/Illegal?  Yes, Meth is illegal in other countries outside of the US. For example Australia and European countries.  Use among youth. The 1998 MTF survey asked 12th graders about the use of crystal methamphetamine known as "ice" -- which is smoked or burned in rock form. The survey found that lifetime ice use -- which had leveled-off at 4.4 percent in 1997 after a four- year rise -- rose in 1998 to 5.7 percent.  The perceived harmfulness of methamphetamine among youth has also declined steadily since 1992 -- when 61.9 percent of 12th graders perceived "great risk" in trying "ice" once or twice -- to 1998, when only 52.7 percent perceived great risk.
  8. 8. Dangers of using  Constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, insomnia, tremors, acne, convulsions, heart attack, stroke, death
  9. 9. Addiction treatments  One of the most difficult forms of addiction to treat  Administering amino acids can help in the recovery process

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