The Addiction to Meth

Don't do chalk, it'll mess up your walk.

About Meth

Meth is a stimulant drug. It's full name is methamphetamine.
Meth is usually called crank, glass, chalk, speed, wash, fast, or ice.
The short term effects of meth lasts up to six to eight hours. They can last up to 24 hours.
It's usually used as a "club drug" in raves and clubs.

Meth is mostly found in the Midwest of the U.S. It is also found in Asia, places like Thailand, Myanmar, and China. It is also found Mexico, the Czech Republic, and across Europe.


Why is Meth Addicting and Why Do People Use It?

Meth is addicting because it burns up the body's resources, which then creates a harsh dependence on it. That dependence can only be relieved by using the drug.
People use meth because not only is it very addicting, it gives a feeling of euphoria and releases a high amount of dopamine into the system. It also lasts much longer than any other stimulant drugs and is usually less costly, also.


Signs of the Addiction

Some signs that show someone is addicted to meth are: Strange sleeping patterns, stealing or borrowing things, mood swings or attitude changes, incessant talking, sweating, picking at their hair or skin, unhealthy weight loss, twitchy or jerky movements, and even hair loss.


The Effects of Meth

Meth has both short and long term effects. The short term effects are usually a loss of appetite, nausea, dilated pupils, bizarre, erratic, or violent behavior, hallucinations, panic, and irritability.

Long term effects are usually tooth decay, malnutrition or weight loss, depression, disorientation, liver, kidney, and lung damage, nose tissue damage when sniffed, breathing problems when smoked, memory loss, aggressive or violent behavior, brain damage, damage to the blood vessels of the heart and brain, and high blood pressure.


Interesting Facts About Meth

Meth was originally created in Japan in 1919 and was given to Kamikaze soldiers during WWII before their flights.

Back in the 1950's, methamphetamine was prescribed as a diet aid and to fight depression.

The addiction to meth is one of the hardest addictions to treat and many die in its grip.