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    At one time methamphetamine production was viewed as a victimless crime. Children living or at illegal meth lab sites were not treated as victims and were rarely interviewed as potential witnesses, evaluated for physical or psychological damage, or ensured to be placed in proper and safe environments. Today, law enforcement, medical, and social services professionals show growing awareness of the physical, developmental, emotional, and psychosocial damage to these children. The age related behaviors of young children (frequent hand-to-mouth contact and physical contact with their environment) increase the likelihood that they will inhale, absorb, or ingest toxic chemicals, drugs, or contaminated food. They are also highly vulnerable to the…

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    Methamphetamine and its Effects on the Body and Brain Methamphetamine (n-methyl-1-phenyl-propan-2-amine) has a molecular weight of 149.237 g/mol and is an addictive man-made stimulant affecting the central nervous system (Methamphetamines: An Overview, n.d.). There are two different types of methamphetamine: l-meth (Levo-methamphetamine), and d-meth (Dextro-methamphetamine), which is the more common form. It is 2 to 10 times as physiologically active as l-meth (Crystal Meth Facts, n.d.).…

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    Timothy Knopick Professor Pamela Peters HUS 1400: Alcoholism & Other Drug Abuse Methamphetamine I choose Methamphetamine as my topic for discussion. The reason I choose it is a two part answer. The first reason is I want to learn more about the drug, the side effects, and the precursors needed to manufacture it. The second reason is I work in law enforcement and would like get a better understanding of the reasons why people become addicted. In hopes of gaining a better understanding so I could…

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    Introduction: _Have you ever done something in your life that gave you a thrill like you have never had before? For example, you played the best game of your entire life and you 're on cloud nine or you ride a roller coaster for the very first time. This is the same experience that methamphetamine users experience. It 's a thrill, a rush, but its the beginning of an addiction that is very hard to get rid of. Methamphetamine isn 't usually drug that many people pick up for the first time. It…

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    It is no secret that the drug methamphetamine can have immense negative effects on an individual 's well being. However, many don 't consider the social effect that meth users have on their surroundings and the wake of destruction that comes along with the drug. Nowhere else in the world experiences the effects of meth use more than rural America. Why do so many individuals in rural America struggle with meth addiction? How did this culture originate? What does this drug abuse mean for the…

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    Crystal methamphetamine is a stimulant drug, which speeds up the messages traveling from the brain to your body faster than usual. It's stronger and more addictive than other drugs, which means it has a more harmful effect on the human body than other drugs do. Crystal methamphetamine usually comes in a chunky clear crystal that looks like ice It can also come as white or brownish crystal-like powder with a strong smell and bitter taste. Ice is used by placing the substance in a glass…

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    Inquiry Statement Methamphetamine or METH is a highly addictive psychostimulant that has neurodegenerative effects on the human brain (Krasnova & Cadet 2009)(Krasnova and Cadet, 2009). METH abuse in Hawaii is one of the highest in the nation (http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2002/Oct/12/ln/ln02a.html). METH is also commonly used by HIV-infected individuals(Cadet & Krasnova 2007). Drug use in the presence of HIV-infection increases the severity of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder…

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    1. Introduction Methamphetamine is a man-made stimulant drug to speed up the messages travelling between the brain and the body (Ice Facts 2014). It was first synthesized in 1918 and used during World War II (Lee, N 2013). Ice is methamphetamine in a crystal form and it has been in the news as a growing and serious issue across Australia. The head of emergency at ST Vincent’s Hospital, Gordian Fulde, says “Ice is the most evil drug we have at the moment…….Ice addicts are the most…

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    Ice is also known as “Crystal methamphetamine” is a stimulant drug which comes in different forms, shapes and sizes. A stimulant drug speeds up the messages traveling throughout the body. It is a very addictive drug and is more stronger than the powder form of methamphetamine which is called speed. Ice is a man made chemical made from chemicals like battery acid, drain cleaner, lantern fuel and antifreeze. It is usually smoked or injected and causes people to be energetic. The drug was first…

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    enters a stage may feel intense cravings and despair which is where psychotic symptoms can become more than temporary and this can be the symptoms of permanent effects on the brain. Immediate effects can include hallucinations, the inability to sleep, unusual behaviours including hyper excitability, loss of appetite. All of these are witness during the high associated with the drug. If it is used persistently over a long period of time it can lead to enduring these above symptoms whilst off the…

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