Talk to your kids about Methamphetamine

Posted: 20th April 2015 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Methamphetamine is a drug that has been around for decades. Meth is also stronger and longer lasting than cocaine. Meth is very addictive.

This drug is used by people of all ages and races, in all parts of the country. A growing number of meth users are young.

There are many slang names for methamphetamine. The most common are meth, crystal meth, Tina, ice, and glass. Methamphetamine is smoked, injected, snorted, swallowed, or put into the anus or vagina.

Results from use of Meth are: more alert, greater movement, decreased hunger, faster breathing, rapid heart rate, uneven heart-beat, higher blood pressure and body temperature.

Long time methamphetamine use does many harmful things to the body. Some are: great weight loss, severe dental problems (“meth mouth”), and skin sores caused by scratching. It makes changes in the brain and can cause loss of memory, movement and learning. The ingredients are also very flammable, and have dangerous fumes. Meth is cheap to make but costly to clean up. The cost to clean up one Meth lab can be more than $4,000.

Take a timeout to talk to your kids about Meth.

If you know someone using or making meth, call the Meth Hotline at 1-800-742-9333. Learn more at: http://www.methproject.org/ or http://www.drugfree.org/drug-guide/methamphetamine.

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