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Methamphetamine

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Methamphetamine

  1. 1. S Methamphetamine By: Julie Frankian
  2. 2. What is Methamphetamine? S An extremely addictive stimulant that is chemically similar to amphetamine. S Takes form of white, odorless, crystalline powder.
  3. 3. Street Names S Beannies S Crystal S Chalk S Crank S Speed S Redneck Cocaine
  4. 4. How are Methamphetamines Used? S Orally S Snorted S Smoked S Injected S Smoking or injecting the drug delivers it very quickly to the brain, where it produces an immediate, intense euphoria.
  5. 5. Affects on the Brain S Brain damage S Memory loss and inability to grasp abstract thoughts. S Damage to blood vessels
  6. 6. Short Term Effects S Extremely pleasurable sensation called “rush” or “flash”. S Lasts only a few minutes. S Snorting or swallowing produces a high, not a rush. S Weakness S Rapid/ irregular heart beat S Increased respiration
  7. 7. Long Term Effects S Malnutrition/ weight loss S Severe tooth decay S Heart attacks, stroke and or death S Psychosis S depression
  8. 8. Low Intensity Abuse S Use Methamphetamines because: S They want the extra stimulation. S Want to be able to stay awake to complete tasks. S Want appetite-suppressant effect to lose weight.
  9. 9. Binge Abuse S Use Methamphetamines because: S They want a higher dosage. S Allows individual to feel more of the “rush” sensation.
  10. 10. High Intensity Abuse S These users are often “speed freaks”. S Refuse to let themselves crash after getting high. S Each high becomes less than the one before it.
  11. 11. Statistics S Teen Methamphetamine Use at Lowest Levels in NIDA's 2009 Monitoring the Future Survey. S Number of high school seniors reporting they used methamphetamine in the past year is now at only 1.2 percent. S The proportion of 10th graders reporting that crystal meth was easy to obtain has dropped to 14 percent, down from 19.5 percent five years ago.
  12. 12. Discussion Questions S Why do you think individuals start using methamphetamines? S Do you think that there are gateway drugs that lead to the use of Methamphetamines?
  13. 13. References S DrugFacts: Methamphetamine. (n.d.). Retrieved March 2, 2015, from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/methamphetamine S Meth Abusers - Signs & Symptoms of Crystal Meth Amphetamine Abuse - Drug-Free World. (n.d.). Retrieved March 2, 2015, from http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/crystalmeth/how-methamphetamine-affects-people- s-lives.html S Methamphetamine - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. (n.d.). Retrieved March 2, 2015, from http://www.drugfree.org/drug-guide/methamphetamine/ S Short- & Long-Term Side Effects of Crystal Methamphetamine on the Body- Drug-Free World. (n.d.). Retrieved March 2, 2015, from http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/crystalmeth/the-deadly-effects-of-meth.html S Teen Methamphetamine Use, Cigarette Smoking at Lowest Levels in NIDA's 2009 Monitoring the Future Survey. (2009, December 14). Retrieved March 2, 2015, from http://www.nih.gov/news/health/dec2009/nida-14.htm

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