Facts About Methamphetamine

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Methamphetamine is a kind of dangerous drug with a very high dosage that can actually cause damage to a person’s body when used. There are several ways to ingest it, such as inhaling, smoking, orally, or even injected directly into the veins.

Fact 1: High alertness, very talkative, paranoia, increase in physical activity, loss of appetite, and ecstasy are known to be some of the symptoms manifested when the drug is abusively used.

Fact 2: Crystal meth is a form of methamphetamine which is widely used by teenagers who are party goers. It is called “crystal meth” because they are produced in the form of an ice cube.

Fact 3: This kind of drug is not recommended for those people who want to lose weight.

Fact 4: If the drug is used in a higher dosage than needed by the patient, there is a tendency that the patient will experience convulsions.

Fact 5: Methamphetamine has significantly detrimental effects when it comes to the brain. Excessive and long-term usage of it may cause brain damage or will affect the memory of a person.

Fact 6: It has been reported that more than 10,000 patients were hospitalized because of the use of  methamphetamine during the year 1999.

Fact 7: Pregnant women are strongly cautioned not to take up this kind of drug for it will be harmful  to them and for the baby in the womb.

Fact 8: Due to the effects of methamphetamine, it is strongly advised that it should only be taken under the supervision of a professional, such as doctors, because the drug is being used for the treatment of some illnesses.

Fact 9: This drug is a stimulant which has the ability to make the brain work faster, but there are several negative side effects that the person using it will suffer. Some of these effects are: high blood pressure, dilated pupils, increased breathing rate, loss of appetite, shivering, excessive sweating, nausea, headaches, and dizziness.

Fact 10: Having methamphetamine ingested orally or injected will make the person experience its effects for 6 to 8 hours while for those who inhale it will be 10 to 12 hours.

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[0] http://kidshealth.org/kid/grow/drugs_alcohol/know_drugs_meths.html
[1] http://www.semcaprevention.org/meth.html
[2] http://www.healthunit.org/alcoholdrug/drugs/amphmeth.htm