Methamphetamine

Get the facts…

  • Short term affects include, mind and mood changes such as anxiety, euphoria, and depression
  • Long term affects include:  chronic fatigue, paranoid or delusional thinking, and permanent psychological damage
  • Pushes the body faster and further than it was ever meant to go
  • Increase heart rate, blood pressure, and risk of stroke
  • Powerfully addictive
  • Causes aggression and violent or psychotic behavior
  • Can cause heart failure, kidney, liver, and lung damage

Before you risk it…

  • Is illegal and highly dangerous
  • The ignitable, corrosive, and toxic nature of the chemicals used to produce meth can cause fires, produce toxic vapors, and damage the environment
  • Users experience severe “crashes” after the affects wear off
  • Can cause irreversible damage to blood vessels in the brain
  • Users who inject the drug are at a high risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS

Signs of methamphetamine use…

  • Inability to sleep
  • Increased sensitivity to noise
  • Nervous physical activity, like picking or scratching
  • Irritability, dizziness, or confusion
  • Extreme anorexia
  • Tremor or even convulsions
  • Increased heart rate, blood pressure, and risk of stroke
  • Presence of inhaling paraphernalia, such are razor blades, mirrors, and straws
  • Presence of injecting paraphernalia, such as syringes, heated spoons, or surgical tubing