By Brett Veilleux
What is Meth?
Common chemicals: acetone, lithium, toluene, hydrochloric acid, red phosphorus, sodium hydroxide, sulfuric acid
Meth can be prescribed by a doctor but its uses are limited and it is taken in much smaller doses than abusers.
How meth alters consciousness
Physiological effects: brain damage, organ failure, stroke, open sores, extreme weight loss, rapid heart beat, and rotting teeth
These effects can still be present years after using meth
Physical: chemical and molecular changes in the brain, lack of energy, aches and pains,
- Meth dependence is not treatable
- Average time from first use of meth to death is five years
- Using meth makes holes in the brain