The Power of Meth

 

Long Term Effects on the Body Short Term Effects on the   Body
Paranoia Increase Activity
Weight Loss Decrease Appetite
Hallucinations Increased Attention
Mood disturbances Decreased Fatigue
Stroke Hypothermia
Repetitive  Motor Activity Increased Breathing
Dependence and Addiction Psychosis Euphoria and rush

Its your choice-- live for yourself or live for the drug.

What is it?

    Methamphetamine is a stimulant used to effect the nervous system; form of amphetamine. Meth is illegal and you can smoke, snort, inject, or eat this drug. It is found under the name Desoxyn.

Slang

    Meth, amp, blue belly, crank, crystal, la glass, speed, white cross, white crunch, smiley smile, snaps, spaceman, sizzo, shiznack, scooby snack, glass, ice, slabu, hiropong, U4Euk, zip, Lucille, or poor man's cocaine.

Effects on the Body

    Meth produces joy, alertness and strength. If you stop taking Meth you will constantly feel like you need it all the time. Your heart, breathing, and blood pressure increases, and with that the urge to eat food decreases. You may also become very violent, irrational, and delusional. If you use this drug for days at a time it will take away the body stored energy, vitamins and minerals. After the drug wears off a person, they will be very tired for 24-36 hours afterwards. If you take a lot of Meth at one time, you will later feel depressed, fatigue, and the need for more. People who use this drug do not go back to their normal health afterwards because the effects on the persons body don't go away.

Symptoms

    Sleeplessness, loss of appetite, weight loss, nausea, depression, irritability anxiety, seizures, vomiting, and diarrhea

Statistics

   In 1999, the amount of Meth users was 10,400 and in 2000 that was raised to 13,500. That is a 30% increase and still growing.

The students of Carondelet High School rated this drug from most dangerous to least dangerous:

DRUG:

meth

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Appearance

   It's appearance depends on how it is used -- typically it is a white, bitter tasting powder that easily dissolves in beverages. Another form of Meth, Crystal Meth, looks like rock candy. Click here to see Pictures

Other

 "Crank" is used for the powder form, while "ice" is used for the solid form of Meth. This drug was formed by motorcycle gangs around the 1960's. Meth is popular with the gang Hell's Angels. Local Filipino gangs in Hawaii were the first people to discover "ice". Meth is found in heat cellophane packets. "Ice" is sold in underground stores in rocks. When you get high it was last 2-14 hours. When it is used in large doses it can last for 12-24 hours. If you put the Meth inside a glass pipe, it turns into a liquid and a potent vapor is produced. This high can last up to 72 hours because the liquid is very quickly placed into your system.

 

Our bibliography is:

http://www.kci.org/meth_info/faq_meth.htm

Making meth is easy, dangerous, widespread

http://www.focusas.com/Meth.html

http://parentingteens.about.com/cs/meth/l/blmeth1.htm