meth

by: makenzie cole

what is meth??

meth is a synthetic drug with more rapid and lasting effects than amphetamine, used illegally as a stimulant and as prescription drug to treat narcolepsy and maintain bood pressure.

how is meth used/abused??

it is taken orally, smoked, snorted/dissolved in water/alcohol and injected.

short term/long term effects

short term effects: increased attention/ decreased fatigue, increased activity, rush, increase respiration.
long term effects: increase heart rate/blood pressure, damaged blood vessels in brain, causes stroke.

overdose/withdrawal effects:

overdose effects:small pupils. nausea, stopped breathing
withdrawal effects: cravings, sleep disturbance, shaking, fever, hypertension.

resources for people addicted:

get help, go to therapy,and medication.