Methamphetamine

Chris Ulizio and Nate Salva

Definition of Methamphetimine

Methamphetamine is a synthetic drug with rapid and lasting affects

Slang terms

Methamphetamine is also known as meth, speed, chalk, Tina, Crank, Glass, Go fast.

Effects and dangers

Meth is usually smoked, snorted and injected. It releases dopamine into the brain which causes users to feel happy. It can cause mood swings, severe dental problems (Meth mouth), violent behavior, irregular heart rate, elevated body temperature and even death.

Statistics

Approximately 13 million people over the age of 12 have used Meth, 529,000 are regular users. Also, 4.5% of high school seniors and 4.1% of tenth graders have tried Meth at least once

Advice

Don't start. When high, users fell very happy, but when the affects where off users feel very depressed and go back to it.

Questions from original hand out

What should I do if I hear about kids in my school using drugs?

Tell a teacher or adult immediately.

What should I do if someone offers me drugs?

Say no and walk away. After that tell an adult.