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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

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

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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
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Behavioral Indications

Hyperactivity 

Easily agitated 

Aggressiveness 

Paranoid

Delusional 

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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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