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Jerome Sheriff’s Office. Meth. (meth, speed, crystal, glass, crank, tweak, yaba). 2004. Overview. The facts about Meth Your knowledge/Our knowledge Why people choose to use it Short and Long Term Effects How it works. Tell us what you know about Meth. What is Meth?.

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Jerome Sheriff’s Office

Meth

(meth, speed, crystal, glass, crank, tweak, yaba)

2004


Overview
Overview

The facts about Meth

  • Your knowledge/Our knowledge

  • Why people choose to use it

  • Short and Long Term Effects

  • How it works



What is meth
What is Meth?

Amphetamine or Methamphetamine?

Synthetic

or

Natural?


How is it used
How is it Used?

Smoke

Inject

Snort

Swallow


Why do people start using it

Improve mental and physical performance

Alert

Weight loss

Energy

Feel really good

Why Do People Start Using it?


Social influences
Social Influences

  • Media

  • Friends

  • Family


General use effects
General Use Effects

  • Beginning

  • Length

  • The “Flash”


Patterns of use
Patterns of Use

  • Low intensity

  • Chronic Periodic

  • Binge and Crash


Binge and crash
Binge and Crash

6-12 hours or more

3-15 days

5-30 minutes

1-3 days


Short term effects i

Pleasure

Confidence

Sexy

Joy

Irritability

Aggression

Power

Fatigue

Short Term Effects I


Short term effects ii
Short Term Effects II

  • Increased wakefulness, breathing, and heart rate

  • Decreased appetite

  • Dry mouth

  • Overheating

  • Tremors and Convulsions

  • Depression as it wears off


A side note
A Side Note

  • Overdose

  • Tolerance

  • Addiction


Long term effects
Long-Term Effects

  • Anxiety, confusion, and sleep problems

  • Hallucinations and delusions

  • Methamphetamine Psychosis

  • Psychotic behavior

  • Chronic depression

  • Severe weight loss

  • Brain damage



Dopamine
Dopamine

Pleasure

Movement

Coordination


Dopamine transmission
Dopamine Transmission

Dopamine

Crystal Meth



This is penny in 2002
This is Penny in 2002

After 4 years of meth abuse



  • Ephedrine Cold and allergy medications such as Sudafed, Actifed, Allrest capsules and  Mini-thin diet tablets.

  • Red PhosphorousStrike plate on match covers or highway flares.

  • Acetone Alcohol Denatured or isopropyl

  • EtherEngine starting fluid.

  • Isopropyl AlcoholHeet

  • Iodine

  • Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Battery Acid

  • Rock Salt

  • Anhydrous AmmoniaFarm Fertilizer



  • Physical Indications

    Open skin sores 

    Weight loss 

    Red nose 

    Tooth loss 

    Hair loss 

    Eyes sensitive to light 

    Dark circles under eyes


Idaho statistics 2003
Idaho Statistics2003

6421 drug arrests

5857 paraphernalia arrests

45.5% of all arrests were drug related

1153 were juveniles (17.96%)


Jerome county statistics 2003
Jerome County Statistics2003

221 drug arrests

18 were juveniles


Rehab
Rehab

Several treatment centers describe Meth users as the hardest to treat.

Acute effects of withdrawal subside quickly (3 to 5 days),

“THEWALL” lasts from

6 to 8 months for casual users and

2 to 3 years for regular users.


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