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  1. Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine

  2. Methamphetamine • Stimulant that speeds up the central nervous system

  3. Physical Effects of Meth • Accelerated or Irregular heart beat • Rapid breathing • High Blood Pressure • Convulsions • Heart Attack • Stroke • Hallucinations • Skin Picking

  4. Cocaine • Rapid acting, powerful and highly addictive stimulant. • It can be smoked, eaten, snorted or injected. • The method of consumption affects the length of the high.

  5. Crack Cocaine • Crack Cocaine is the freebase form of cocaine that can be smoked. • Most addictive form of cocaine.

  6. Physical Effects of Cocaine • Increased heart rate • Constricted blood vessels • Increased blood pressure and temperature • Tremors • Paranoia • Cardiac Arrest (often leading to death)

  7. Heroin • Opiate that is a processed form of morphine • Can be injected, snorted or smoked. • Tolerance quickly develops

  8. Physical Effects of Heroin • Slowed breathing • Muscle weakness • Decreased kidney function • Pneumonia • Infection of the heart lining and valves • Collapsed veins • Decreased liver function