Psychoactive Drug Smore

By: Vanessa MacMillan, Lelia McIver and Juliana Voloshin

Crystal Meth and Oxycotin

1. Crystal Meth is made of the chemical called methamphetamine, the shortened name being 'meth'. When it is in its crystalline form, the drug is called crystal meth.

2. Crystal Meth is a schedule 2 drug, even though it’s one of the hardest addictions to break

3. Crank, Ice, speed, geep, redneck cocaine, tina, and Cristy are all nicknames for crystal meth.

4. swallowed, smoked, snorted or injected

5. Similar to the effects of cocaine but longer lasting.

6. Not many uses for crystal meth in the medical world. Although one drug Desoxyn (a prescription form of meth” is used to help treat obesity

7. Removes dopamine in the brain which can ultimately cause anxious feelings, panic feelings, suicidal thoughts and also feelings of schizophrenia like experiences.

8. Crystal Meth is highly addictive and the psychological dependence is so heavy because once a user becomes hooked on the drug the brain can’t ever recreate the feelings of euphoria the drug creates and also ruins the brains ability to create dopamine (which is the chemical that causes happiness) The physical dependence is just as bad and causes a person to lose all sense of desire in life, become extremely depressed and addicts tend to become prone to psychotic episodes.

9. Myth: It generally takes two to five years to get addicted to meth. False, it can take one use.

10. 600,000 Americans have used crystal meth in the past month.

1. OxyContin is often found in a pill or tablet form, it is made up of oxycodone hydrochloride and is a prescription level pain reliever.

2.Oxycontin is a schedule 2 drug, this means it has a high potential for abuse but is also accepted for use in the medical field.

3. OC, Ocean Cities, OXY, HillyBilly Heroin, kicker, blues, and Roxy are all street names or slang terms for the drug.

4. Users can straight up swallow the pill, crush up the pills and snort them, or they dilute them with water and inject them into the bloodstream.

5. Oxycodone, Morphine, and Percocets are all similar in effect to killing pain like Oxycontin

6. used to reduce chronic pain, especially for serious injuries, fractures and cancer

7. Some of the psychological effects of Oxycontin are the false feeling of happiness, Euphoria and feeling relaxed. Oxycontin can be hallucinatory. Some of the after effects on users is clinical depression, panic attacks, sleeping disorders because of the alteration is the natural brain chemistry. Some physiological factors of the drug could include respiration issues and memory problems. The high of Oxycontin could last from two to six hours.

8. Addiction, because of a false sense of happiness, euphoria.

9. Myth: Oxycontin is not addictive.

10. 40% of all students in the nation have used Oxycontin.

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