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Methamphetamine. Shannon Sweigart. What it is. Meth-in the drug class of stimulants Quickens mental and physical processes Made of several deadly chemicals small error or impure ingredients will kill Includes gasoline, drain cleaner, paint thinner, propane, battery acid.

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methamphetamine

Methamphetamine

Shannon Sweigart

what it is
What it is
  • Meth-in the drug class of stimulants
  • Quickens mental and physical processes
  • Made of several deadly chemicals small error or impure ingredients will kill
  • Includes gasoline, drain cleaner, paint thinner, propane, battery acid
  • Made in dirty, illegal labs
  • Highly flammable/explodes
what it does
Stops brain from receiving messages

Brain sends out more messages

Nervous system and body overwhelmed with stimuli

Increases dopamine which controls

Thinking

Emotions

*Eventually destroys dopamine receptors*

What it does
names feelings
Also called

Cristy

Chalk

Go-fast

Zip

Crank

Croak

Scooby snax

Tweek

All illusions of being

Larger than life

Daring

Wise

Reckless

Crazy happy

Capable of extreme strength

Names + Feelings
physical consequences
Meth mouth

User loses teeth quickly

Tooth decay

Teeth grinding

Long-Term

Fatal kidney and/or lung disorders

Brain damage

Severe depression

Hallucinations

Disorganized life style

WITHDRAWAL

Physical Consequences
legal consequences
Legal Consequences
  • Illegal to have unless licensed MD-not commonly used medicinally
  • Schedule II drug, high risk of dependence and abuse
  • 5-10 years in federal prison for carrying enough to sell
  • Small amount for personal use=$10,000 fine
  • Criminal record=hard to get job or federal benefits
effects on others
Effects on Others
  • Tears families apart
  • Meth babies have defects/shaking fits/cry nonstop
  • Users prone to crime/car accidents
  • Hazardous wastes kill animals/environment
  • Costs an average of $100 billion per year in the US
sources
Sources
  • Methamphetamine: Speed Kills by Jay Schleifer at ACHS library 4/
  • When Someone you Love is Addicted by Jessica Hanan ACHS Library 4/28/08
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methamphetamine#Health_issues

ACHS Library 4/28/08