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 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
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
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) Lemon Drop (yellow) Holiday Meth (green, made with Drano)
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.
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 recovery process