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  • Methamphetamine
    By: Amanda Pearl and Samantha Lampton
  • What is meth?
    Methamphetamine is a powerfully addictive substance that affects the central nervous system. It is as addictive as crack and cocaine but is 10 times as strong and 10 times as dangerous.
  • Street Names
    • Speed View slide
    • Meth View slide
    • Crank
    • Tweak
    • Black beauties
    • Bikers coffee
    • Poor man cocaine
    • Crystal meth
  • Forms of Meth
    • Powder
    • Crystal
    • Tablets
  • How is it made?
    Meth is made from a very easy recipe and can be cooked and ready in 6 to 8 hours in a meth lab. The main ingredients used in making meth is ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, which are chemicals found in common cold and allergy medicines.
  • Where are the labs found?
    Labs are found in rural, city and suburban residences; barns, garages and other outbuildings; back rooms of businesses; apartments; hotel and motel rooms; storage facilities; vacant buildings; and vehicles.
  • Ingredients in Meth
    • Salt (Table/Rock)
    • Lithium (Batteries)
    • Anhydrous Ammonia (Farm Fertilizer)
    • Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
    • Red Phosphorus (Matches/Road Flares)
    • Muriatic Acid
    • Iodine (Teat Dip or Flakes/Crystal)
    • Trichloroethane (Dun Scrubber)
    • Sodium Metal
    • Ephedrine (Cold Tablets)
    • Pseudoephedrine (Cold Tablets)
    • Acetone
    • Alcohol (Isopropyl or Rubbing)
    • Toluene (Brake Cleaner)
    • Ether (Engine Starter)
    • Sulfuric Acid (Drain Cleaner)
    • Methanol/Alcohol (Gasoline Additives)
  • Highly Explosive
    Lots of the chemicals in meth are highly explosive. One wrong step could blow the whole lab up.
    Meth lab before explosion
    Meth lab after explosion
    After meth lab explosion
  • Short-Term Effects of Meth
    • Insomnia
    • Loss of appetite
    • Dilated pupils
    • Excessive talking
    • Excessive sweating
    • Hyperactivity
  • Long-term effects of meth
    • Malnutrition
    • Psychiatric disorders
    • Fatal lung and kidney disorders
    • Violent and/or irrational behavior
    • Immune system deficiency
    • Tooth decay
    • Hair loss
    Meth mouth
  • Dave’s story
    David Parnell is 39 years old, married and has seven children. He is also a methamphetamine and suicide survivor. David began using marijuana at the age of thirteen. He then progressed to harder drugs eventually discovering methamphetamine.
  • Dave’s Story continued
    He was addicted to meth for seven years before attempting suicide by shooting himself under the chin with a SKS assault rifle, literally blowing his face apart.
    Dave in the hospital
    Dave today
    Dave before
  • Dave’s Story continued
    His injuries were so severe he was written off as deceased by the sheriff's department while in transit to the hospital. He has had over 15 surgeries and still has many more to go. David is now sober after spending 23 years on drugs.  He has personally shared his story in 13 states, Canada, and England.
  • How big of a problem?
    In 2004, 1.4 million persons aged 12 or older (0.6 percent of the population) had used methamphetamine in the past year, and 600,000 (0.2 percent) had used it in the past month.
  • How big of a problem?
    The number of past month methamphetamine users who met criteria for illicit drug dependence or abuse in the past 12 months increased from 164,000 (27.5 percent of past month methamphetamine users) in 2002 to 346,000 (59.3 percent) in 2004
  • Why is it Addicting?
    Meth is a amphetamine, through its stimulant effects, produces a positive feeling, but when it wears off it leaves a person with the opposite feelings.
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  • Resources