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Origin Where? • The practice of smoking methamphetamine began in Hawaii and then spread to California. Used to be for: • It was manufactured as a bronchial dilator, they were quickly prescribed for a variety of other conditions—narcolepsy, attention deficit disorder, obesity, and fatigue.CC image: http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CCX3448100081&v=2.1&u=cant48040&it=r&p=GVRL&sw=w
How it was derived. Development• It came from it’s parent drug amphetamine.How it was made:• Paint stripper, camping fuel, carburetor cleaner (ether), drain cleaners (sulfuric acid), pool cleaner (muriatic acid), lye (sodium hydroxide), rock salt, lithium batteries, lighter fluid, matches, fireworks, road flares, antifreeze, and cold and allergy medications.CC Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8721103@N02/3096682475/
Methods of UseIt can be:• Swallowed, snorted, injected, or smoked. Meth powder can be eaten or snorted. The powder can also be mixed with liquid to be injected into your body. Crystal Meth is smoke in a small glass pipe. CC Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/64472455@N05/6292390623/
Derivatives Speedball…? • Chronic users often combine methamphetamine with either cocaine or heroine.
Value A quarter of a gram of methamphetamine costs anywhere from twenty to sixty dollars on the BLACK MARKET. Street price of $3,000 per pound (per half kilogram)CC Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/markhoynes/1313839266/
Affects the body • Taking even small amounts of meth can result in increased wakefulness, increased physical activity, decreased appetite, rapid breathing and heart rate, irregular heartbeat, increased blood pressure, and hyperthermia High doses can elevate body temperature to dangerous, sometimes lethal, levels as well as cause convulsions and even cardiovascular collapse and death. Meth abuse may also cause extreme anorexia, memory loss, and severe dental problems.CC Image: http://www.easyread.drugabuse.gov/meth-effects.php
Side Effects:• Agitation• Chest pain• Heart attack Dependency• Heart stops (in extreme cases)• Coma (in extreme cases)• Difficulty breathing • People who get addicted to meth start• Kidney damage and possibly kidney failure needing to take more of it to get the• Paranoia same high. People who usually eat or• Seizures snort meth might start to smoke or• Severe stomach pain inject it (shoot up) to get a stronger,• Stroke quicker high. CC Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/64320040@N03/6527584115/
Hitler along with of generals used methamphetamine 58 percent of U.S. county law- enforcement agencies listed methamphetamine as their number one drug problem. Dead bugs are used as storage for Meth to be able to ship the meth into the US.CC Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kohaloulou/5403830254/