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What is Methamphetamine? All About Meth

All About METH From the makeshift labs, to the streets, to the silver screen, meth is everywhere. Whether it is smoked, snorted, injected or swallowed, the drug is in the limelight. Learn more about the drug that is sweeping the nation. What Is Meth? out of the 439,000 people 439,000 133,000 people used meth in 2011 of them were new users. ethamphetamine is a stimulant that affects the central nervous system. It increases the release of dopamine and blocks M The average age of new meth users was 17.8 years old. What Does Meth Do? dopamine re-uptake. Short-term effects: Dopamine Insomnia Euphoria Decreased Appetite Irritability Aggression Anxiety Arrhythmia Convulsions Heart Attack Meth Long-term effects: Its legal uses included treating narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Extreme paranoia Severe dental problems (“meth mouth") Anxiety Delusions of parasites or insects crawling under the skin Now, meth is a schedule II drug with a high potential for misuse. It is created illegally in labs. Hallucinations Damaged skin from scratching Insomnia Emotional and cognitive problems Women who use meth during pregnancy Meth Timeline increase their risk for: Meth can be made from ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, ingredients in cold medicines. Meth production has been a cat and mouse game with legislation. Each law changed spurred a change in production. Premature delivery Placental abruption Fetal growth retardation Heart and brain abnormalities Early 1980s o Drug traffickers restricted from making amphetamines discover that readily available ephedrine can be used to make methamphetamine. Meth in the Media: It's Everywhere! • Late 1980s New legislation limits bulk Breaking Bad import of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, but not pills. 35 1994 • 56 • 1995 Laws limit ephedrine imports and require pill sellers to keep sales records and register Meth labs switch to pseudoephedrine, which requires volatile chemicals "Breaking Bad." The Emmy-Award winning show on AMC features Walter White, a chemistry teacher who turns to making meth after facing a cancer diagnosis. with the DEA. to be extracted from the pills. Explosions and accidental poisonings become a signature of THIRD EYE BLIND meth labs. SEMI-CHARMED LIFE 2006 • Congressional legislation restricts sales of medicines with ephedrine, pseudoephedrine and phenylpropanolamine, requiring identification and behind the counter' sales only. Third Eye Blinď's "Semi-Charmed Life." The first single from Third Eye Blind hit the Top 10, with lyrics about meth. • 2010 Some states begin to make pseudoephedrine medicines AMERICA'S NEXT topmodel prescription-only. "America's Next Top Model." Contestant Jael Strauss appeared on the program in 2007, but by 2012 her meth problem was bad enough that family members tried an intervention on the "Dr. Phil" show. It failed. Treatment for Meth Addiction Cognitive behavioral therapy Matrix model: Combines behavioral therapy, family education, individual counseling, 12-step groups, drug Movies Winter's Bone (2010), Requiem for a Dream (2000) testing. Sources: http://www.dailymail.couk/femail/article-2201818/Americas-Next-Top-Model-Jael-Strauss-contestant-battling-meth-addiction.html |LAKEVIEW HEALTH SYSTEMS

What is Methamphetamine? All About Meth

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Extreme paranoia, anxiety, severe dental problems and insomnia are just some of the long-term effects people experience when using meth. Makes anyone wonder why anyone would try meth? What is methamph...


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