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Crystal Meth Addiction

Summary: Explores addiction to Crystal Methamphetamine, in the United States. Describes the ease in obtaining the drug and how it afficts the brain and general health.
Ice, crank, meth, crystal, tweak, go fast otherwise known as Crystal Methamphetamine, in the United States is at epidemic levels. 1

Meth is not only highly addictive it is easily "cooked" in homes across the country. Unlike some drugs, which are derived from natural sources, meth includes an array of dangerous chemicals. These chemicals can include battery acid, rat poison and motor oil.

Crystal meth is a sub-category of amphetamine. Amphetamines are synthetic amines- which are similar to the body's neurotransmitter: norepinehrine and the hormone epinephrine (adrenaline). Amphetamines stimulate the reticular activating system. This activation is transmitted to all parts if the brain. This process causes the user to become aroused, alert and hypersensitive to stimuli- such as sun light.

Like other amphetamines crystal also causes increased brain activity, decreased appetite and general sense of well being- that can last for approximately 6-8 hours.

Furthermore, Crystal is a highly...

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