Oklahoma and methamphetamine or crystal meth or just meth for short are inseparable, since Oklahoma has been a one of the leading states in the arrest of meth labs thought rural Oklahoma.
Meth is an addictive stimulant drug that is chemically related to amphetamine, but the central nervous system effects of methamphetamine are even more intense.
Crystal Meth referrals to the crystalline, smokeable form of methamphetamine and this form of the drug always a drug of abuse and not used for any legitimate uses of methamphetamine.
Street meth is referred to by many terms, including: "speed," "meth," and "crank." Methamphetamine hydrochloride, clear chunky crystals resembling ice, which can be inhaled by smoking, is referred to as "ice" or "crystal."
Methamphetamine is a man-made drug. It stimulates the central nervous system and is known for its strong potential for abuse. It is closely related to ampahetamine, but it has a stronger effect on teh CNS and even though the effects are similar to cocaine, it is more addictive because its effects last much longer.
Some of the street names are:
Amp, Barney dope, Batu, Biker's Coffee, BlackBeauties, Blade, Chalk, Chicken Feed, Crank, CriCri, Cristy, Crystal, Crystal Glass, Crystal Meth, Crystalight, Energy, Eraser dust, Fizz wizz, Gak, Glass, Go-Fast, Gonzales, Hanyak, Hiropon, Hot Ice, Hydra, Ice, Jib, Kaksonjae, L.A. Glass, L.A. Ice, Meth, Methlies Quick, Poor Man's Cocaine, Quartz. Shabu, Shards, Sky rocks, Speed, Stove Top, Super Ice, Tina, Trash, Tweak, Uppers, Ventana, Vidrio, Waterford, White pony, and Wigg.
Interesting Facts about Methamphetamine
• High-school senior students and women are more likely to take methamphetamine than cocaine.
• A person who makes meth may annually teach around ten people the process.
• Around six pounds of toxic waste is left behind after one pound of methamphetamine production.
• The DEA has discovered twenty Mexican companies which were involved in methamphetamine trafficking in the Midwest, including Oklahoma.
• Around 90% of all drug cases in some Midwest countries involve methamphetamine. The percentage for Oklahoma is eqaully high.
• Meth use can cause heart attacks, strokes, hallucinations, brain damage, and can cause paranoia laeding to violent crimes and suicides.
• Meth users are at high risk of child abuse and domestic violence.
• The rehabilitation of meth addicted individuals is the harder and less successful than any other addicting drug.
Mehtamphetamine is closely related to amphetamine, but has a strong effect on the central nervous system. Its effects are same like cocaine, but generally lasts longer. It's in a colorless and odorless crystalline form when produced, which can later be turned into powder to be soluble in water or alcohol. Crystal methamphetamine is similar to tiny pieces of glass or white rocks, and powdered methamphetamine is a white powder which is bitter to taste and inodorous. Methamphetamine can be smoked using glass tubes which are like glass pipes used for smoking cocaine, and can also be taken through an injection, snorted or taken orally.
Methamphetamine causes increased heart rate and blood pressure and can cause irreversible damage to blood vessels in the brain, producing strokes. Other effects of methamphetamine include respiratory problems, irregular heartbeat, and extreme anorexia. Its use can result in cardiovascular collapse and death.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 12 million Americans age 12 and older had tried methamphetamine at least once in their lifetimes, with the majority of past-year users between 18 and 34 years of age. Total current meth users is estimated to be around 600,000 people. Significant decreases in past year use were seen among 12- to 17-year-olds.
Meth users will repeat a pattern of taking the drug until they have physically exhausted and they can no longer stay awake or stay conscious. However, this doesn't keep them from believing that they can watch and take care of the children and drive or operate dangerous machinery.
Unfortunately, when they try to go to sleep, it usually isn't successful, but when it is they will sleep for days, literally. The dangers in this are obvious since many of these users have children who cannot awake their parents or they fall asleep with a lit cigarette and set fire to their homes, and heaven knows what other risk are looming around their children.
Meth addiction can go on for many years and there are many in all levels of Oklahoma society that are addicted to meth. Men to keep pace with their ideas of what it takes to make a living, like truck drivers that push the limits, but a large proportion are women that are afraid should they stop their meth use, their weight will go back up.
If you are a love one is addicted to meth, you need to call us and talk about the importance of doing a biophysical program that will totally eliminate the meth from your nervous system and get you to feeling like you did when you were young and drug-free. This is the only permanent solution!
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