Meth, Say no!
By: Emily Eisele
What is Meth?
Meth is the drug methamphetamine and is severely addictive. It is white, odorless, bitter, and usually in a crystal form because it dissolved easily in the mouth.
Some physical effects are excessive sweating, irregular heartbeat, constipation, dry and itchy skin, hair loss, strong body odor, missing teeth, dizziness, heart attack, and in some cases, death.
People who use meth tend to get Meth Mouth, which is when they loose their teeth abnormally quickly. Meth causes the mouth to become dry giving people a craving for sugary drinks. Then, bacteria begins to eat away the teeth leaving infections spread throughout the gums.
What is in Meth?
A lot of the ingredients used to make meth are toxic. The most common ingredients include acetone, gasoline, Drano, brake fluid, battery acid, sulfuric acid, and red phosphorus.
How can meth change your face?
Meth changes facial features so badly that it can make people unrecognizable, and all in just months. On the face, their can be open sores, acne, and a lot of missing teeth.
When methamphetamine is in crystal form it is known as crystal meth and is usually smoked in glass pipes. Crystal meth affects the brain, heart, lungs, liver, kidney, and teeth.
Why do people use meth?
Meth is more commonly used by females because it cause an extreme weight loss, however, the effects do not last long.
The ingredients in meth set off certain reactions in the brain. These reactions fool the brain and it thinks that it has much more energy then you actually have, which is why the meth users tend to stay awake longer.