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METH

EFFECTS ON MIND

- Euphoria
- Violent Behavior
- Anxiety
- Confusion
- Insomnia
- Paranoia
- Aggression
- Visual and Auditory Hallucinations
- Mood Disturbances
- Physical Delusions (Feeling things that aren’t actually there)
- Damage to Parts of Brain that release Dopamine and contain Serotonin, resulting in loss of ability to feel pleasure.


 

EFFECTS ON BODY

- Wakefulness
- Increased Physical Activity
- Decreased Appetite
- Rapid Breathing and Heart Rate
- Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
- Increased Blood Pressure
- Extreme Anorexia
- Memory Loss
- Dental Problems
- Hyperthermia (Severe increase in body temperature)

 

WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS

- Fatigue
- Increased Appetite
- Agitation
- Insomnia
- Paranoia
- Hallucinations
- Red or Itchy Eyes
- Incoherent Speech
- Loss of Motivation
- Suicidal Thoughts

- Depression
 

OVERDOSE SYMPTOMS

- Stomach Pain
- Convulsions
- Cardiovascular Collapse
- Stroke
- Heart Attack
- Death

 

WHAT TO DO FOR SOMEONE OVERDOSING

- Call for medical help immediately
- Be prepared to be asked:
       The victim’s age and weight
       If the drug was smoked, inhaled, or injected
       What the type and how much of the drug used
       When was the last time the drug was taken
- Wait with the person until help arrives.

 

LEGAILTY

- Methamphetamine is a Schedule II stimulant under the Controlled Substances Act, meaning it has a high potential for abuse and limited medical use.  

- Possession, sale, distribution and manufacture of meth is highly illegal, resulting in prison sentences and fines depending on quantity and previous convictions.