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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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Meth

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


Tell us what you know about meth

Tell us what you know about Meth


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


How does it work

How Does It Work?


Dopamine

Dopamine

Pleasure

Movement

Coordination


Dopamine transmission

Dopamine Transmission

Dopamine

Crystal Meth


This is penny woods in 1998

This is Penny Woods in 1998


This is penny in 2002

This is Penny in 2002

After 4 years of meth abuse


What is meth1

What is Meth?


Meth

  • 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


Meth

  • Behavioral Indications

    Hyperactivity 

    Easily agitated 

    Aggressiveness 

    Paranoid

    Delusional 


Meth

  • 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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