Methamphetamine

By Paul Patenaude The Carrots

Definition

A very addictive stimulant drug that is similar to amphetamine.

Slang terms for it

meth, crystal, chalk, ice

Effects and Dangers of Methamphetamine

It is taken by orally having it smoking it snorting it, or dissolving it in water. Methamphetamine increases the amount of dopamine which sends lots of bad chemicals to the brain. The dopamine makes you feel really good but it is not worth the risk. It can also result in severe weight loss, really bad dental problems, and skin sores.

Statistics

-24.7 million abusers per year

-In 2007, 4.5% of American high-school seniors and 4.1% of tenth grade students reported using methamphetamine at least once in their life.

Advice

My advice is that you avoid chance chance of death and don't do meth. Don't be stupid if someone offers you drugs you say NO. It's a simple one syllable word that can save you a lot of trouble. Make up some dumb excuse about your parents being really mean.

Question and answer

What are your feelings about drug abuse?

- I think drugs are one of the most stupid things you can do

If drugs are so bad why do you think they exist?

- I think they exist because people can make lots of money off them. People buy them because they make the people feel good at first but then their life gets ruined.

Websites Used

-http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/crystalmeth/a-worldwide-epidemic-of-addiction.html

-http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/methamphetamine