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Crystal Meth Educational Video

crystal meth educational video

Educational Crystal Meth video and transcript published with permission from Hopelinks

What is Crystal Meth?

Crystal meth is short for crystal methamphetamine. It is just one form of the drug methamphetamine.  There are 5 00,000 Meth users in the United States. Methamphetamine was created in 1887 for scientific reasons and was first used in pill form during WWII by soldiers to stay awake on long missions. Crystal Meth is commonly made from re-crystallizing the powder methamphetamine using a liquid solvent, creating the clear crystals.

How is it used?

Forms of amphetamine are inhaled, crushed and snorted, injected, or orally ingested.

What are the signs of use?

Clear signs of someone under the influence: foregoing food and sleep, decreased appetite, increased activity, wakefulness, increased attention, decreased fatigue, hyperthermia, rapid and irregular heartbeat. Prolonged Use can result in: anxiety, confusion, insomnia, mood disturbances, violent behavior, paranoia, hallucinations, delusions

Medical detoxification is not needed however psychological detoxification is vital.

What are some of the withdrawal symptoms?

Some withdrawal symptoms include: depression, anxiety, intense cravings, and extreme fatigue.

Meth Addicts Can Recover

There are options for the treatment of meth that include various levels of treatment ranging from outpatient to in-hospital care. This is determined by the needs of each individual.

It is also encouraged for the meth addict to participate in 12 Step or abstinence based fellowships and support groups such as Narcotics Anonymous

If you or a loved one is caught up in crystal meth use call our hotline and get answers and guidance today.  Phones are answered by trained specialists 24/7 and the call is free.  Call now 877-794-9934

Learn more about treatment options from our special report Crystal Meth Treatment.

References

STREET DRUGS: a drug identification guide 2010
National Institute on Drug Abuse:
http://www.drugabuse.gov/

Medline Plus:
http://nih.gov/

The Vaults of Erowid:
http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/amphetamines/amphetamines.shtml
http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/meth/meth.shtml

Project Know:
http://www.projectknow.com/research/methamphetamine/

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