Jasmine And Macys Health Power PointPresentation Transcript
Methamphetamine By: Jasmine S. and Macy J.
What is Methamphetamine? Methamphetamine is a stimulant. Although methamphetamine can be prescribed by a doctor.
Nicknames for Methamphetamine! Amp blue bellycrankcrystalla glass (pure meth with no cuts)speedwhite crosswhite crunch
Meth Statistics In 2005, nearly 6.2% of high school seniors reported using methamphetamine at least once. The number of 12-17 year olds admitted to treatment for meth addiction more than doubled between 1994 and 2004.
Effects of using meth The more you use crystal meth, the more chance you'll get addicted. When you get addicted, you are faced with constantly having that need to have crystal meth. By this time, if has affected your brain.
Mindy’s life on meth All I wanted to do was hang out and get high – and I could never get high enough. Sometimes I would be up for days, smoking constantly. When I’d finally come down, I was totally depleted. I would barely get out of bed for weeks. I even tried to stay sober at one point. I got a job at a local gas station to support myself, but after a month I started using again. I couldn’t hold my job because I was too sick and too high to function. My boyfriend was a meth cook, which made it easy for me to abuse the drug. I was living on the doorstep of death everyday, almost unknowingly because I had no idea how toxic and explosive the chemicals used to make meth were at the time. We lived wherever he could cook meth – in the woods, camping in tents or in trailers, even under tarps in a hollowed out tree trunk. Isaiah sadly remembers this time, and he’ll say, “I didn’t have my own room, but I had my own tent.
Mindy’s life today! I am now going back to school and working part-time. My case manager meets with me once a week to set and review my goals and with her support, I have achieved many of them. I am also taking the absolute best care of my son. We finally have our own home and for the first time in his life, Isaiah has is own room. When I sit down to pay my bills, I’m just so grateful. Paying my bills every month means that I am a responsible adult and mom. My dream is to complete school and support Isaiah without any assistance. I am so lucky to have a second chance. When I look at my son, I am so proud. I know that I’ll be there for him. That’s something I could never promise him before. I am someone that he can depend on. I have the direction to achieve great things—and I will!
How meth is harmful! When crystal meth is taken in small quantities, it can keep you up at all hours of the day and night. Smoking or injecting crystal meth can give a rush through your body. If you take it through you mouth or snort it up your nose, the effects from it can leave you high for at least twelve hours. This element is used to transmit impulses to your nerves and stir up pleasurable feelings.
Treatments for meth users! Methamphetamine abusers do not necessarily need specialized treatment but do need more time in intensive outpatient or residential drug treatment programs than they normally receive under current practices. Most meth users usually go to rehab if they are smart enough. Don’t Use Meth!