Methamphetamine

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Methamphetamine

  1. 1. History of the Drug • Methamphetamine, also known as meth, began use in WWII as a drug to relieve soldiers from drowsiness. • Japanese kamikaze pilots were given the drug in order to stimulate their senses. • Public meth use became widely known when surplus stored for military use became readily available for the Japanese public. • Later, in the 1950s, meth was prescribed as a diet aid and a counter to depression. • In the 1960s, meth grew popularity as the demand of injectable meth became widely popular. • In the 90s, Mexican drug trafficking has set up large factories in California, some of which can produce over 50lbs of meth in a single weekend. It is very common for a meth addict to be able to cook it in his own home. Most of the drug is being produced in Asia, allowing it to be available in Thailand, Myanmar, and China. "The History of Crystal Methamphetamine - Drug-Free World." The History of Crystal Methamphetamine - Drug-Free World. N.p., n.d.Web. 09 Nov. 2014.
  2. 2. Different Forms of Consumption Swallowing 20-30 minutes to feel affects Putting meth into gel capsules and taking orally. Can also be inserted into drinks. Smoking 7-10 seconds to feel affects Drug enters blood stream through the lungs Shooting Up 15-30 seconds to feel affects Meth injected directly into veins. Bumping 3-5 minutes to feel affects Meth enters the body through the nose, can damage tissue in the nose Hot Rail 7-10 seconds to feel affects A glass stem is heated until the tip is red hot, then placed over a small pile of the drug and the vapor is inhaled through the nose ------------------------------------------ --------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------
  3. 3. Street Names • Brown • Chalk • Crank • Fast • Tweak • Wash
  4. 4. Drug Categories: Stimulants Caffeine, Nicotine, Energy drinks, Meth, Crack Cocaine, Ecstasy, Ritalin Barbiturates Tranquilizers Cannabis Marijuana Hallucinogens DMT, Ketamine, Mescaline, PCP, DXM, LSD, Mushrooms, Peyote Antidepressants Celexa, NDRI Antidepressants, SSRI Antidepressants, Zoloft, Lexapro, Paxil, Wellbutrin, SNRI Antidepressants Depressants Alcohol, Quaaludes, GHB, Propoful, Date rape drugs, Benzodiazepines, Muscle Relaxers, Temazepam Narcotics Hydrocodone, methadone, oxycodone, Vicodin, darvocet Inhalants Nitrous Oxide, Poppers
  5. 5. Common Ingredients: • Methanol- used in many different things for a variety of different products. • Ether- insecticides • Benzene- industrial chemical- used in gas, plastics, and many more • Methylene Chloride- Used as a solvent • Trichloroethane- solvent and a degreaser • Toluene- solvent in paints, lacquers, thinners, and glues "Chemical Fact Sheets--Methamphetamine Lab Clean Up." Chemical Fact Sheets--Methamphetamine Lab Clean Up. N.p., n.d.Web. 09 Nov. 2014.
  6. 6. Harmful Effects: • Physical- • Extreme Weight loss, liver and kidney damage, lung damage, • Mental/Emotional • Disturbed sleep, nausea, hallucinations, anxiety, • Social- • Increased aggressiveness, mood swings, brain damage, irritability • Legal Consequences- • Illegal in all states to make, sell, or distribute meth. It is also illegal to stock large quantities of ingredients in order to make meth. "Short- & Long-Term Side Effects of Crystal Methamphetamine on the Body- Drug-Free World." Short- & Long-Term Side Effects of Crystal Methamphetamine on the Body- Drug-Free World. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2014.
  7. 7. Effects on the Body’s Systems: Nervous System Irritability, insomnia, confusion, tremors, convulsions, anxiety, paranoia, and aggressiveness. Cardiovascular System Hypertension, dysrhythmias, acute aortic, and acute myocardial infarction Digestive System Ischemia, blockage of large intestine, vasoconstriction Respiratory System Chest pain, difficulty breathing, lung congestion, and respiratory failure. "Methamphetamine Systems Effects." Methamphetamine Systems Effects. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2014.
  8. 8. Medical Uses: • Methamphetamine can treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but it may be easily abused. • Meth impairs the judgment of the consumption of alcohol, leading people to drink an unhealthy amount of the substance. This could then lead to alcohol poisoning. • Meth can completely rip apart a person or family. This can lead to a family feeling that they have been given up on. Also, meth can change a person’s perspective on his/her life, leading to the feeling as if they are not wanted. All in all, meth is a very dark drug that should not be touched.
  9. 9. Work Cited Page: • "Chemical Fact Sheets--Methamphetamine Lab Clean Up." Chemical Fact Sheets--Methamphetamine Lab Clean Up. N.p., n.d.Web. 09 Nov. 2014. • "Methamphetamine Systems Effects." Methamphetamine Systems Effects. N.p., n.d.Web. 09 Nov. 2014. • "Short- & Long-Term Side Effects of Crystal Methamphetamine on the Body- Drug-Free World." Short- & Long-Term Side Effects of Crystal Methamphetamine on the Body- Drug-Free World. N.p., n.d.Web. 06 Nov. 2014. • "The History of Crystal Methamphetamine - Drug-Free World." The History of Crystal Methamphetamine - Drug-Free World. N.p., n.d.Web. 09 Nov. 2014.
  10. 10. Interactive Game: H S K Z K C V N G T N M Y N E B F I L D B G W A Y W C Z N S K A A B L Z K O G R D E I I T I H R D A U C R A N K M A R I C X U B Z N I B A U A I Z K M M Y O Q I T N R X T O U O N U W J L D I T C A E J U L O C L I T E A S O U H C S K I X W A W H B K T W P R L K M Z I B N X B O I A M H X A H M X W F T E X C S A W V C X T S V M A S N S H H P L J E D L E U T S X X S T N A L A H N I E S N T L E E H A L L U C I N O G E N S M U U U I F B K Q C G Q R D F BARBITURATES BROWN CANNABIS CHALK CRANK FAST HALLUCINOGENS INHALANTS METHAMPHETAMINE NARCOTICS STIMULANTS TWEAK WASH

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