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  CBC News Indepth: Drugs
Crystal meth is one street form of the drug, methamphetamine hydrochloride, which comes in clear, chunky crystals, which are then inhaled or smoked.
Crystal meth can be easy to produce in small, clandestine labs, sometimes in a kitchen or bathroom, by mixing a cocktail of about 15 substances, mostly pseudoephedrine (a cold remedy), red phosphorous and iodine, but also including ammonia, paint thinner, ether, Drano and the lithium from batteries.
Crystal meth has become the most widespread and popular form of the drug, largely because it is so easy to make that anyone can set up a lab (instructions are widespread on the World Wide Web), but also because motorcycle gangs, which are becoming dominant in organized drug trafficking, usually sell the drug.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/drugs/crystalmeth.html   (0 words)

 Methamphetamine crystal meth treatment detox withdrawal
Crystal meth usually refers to the form of meth that is smoked and is one of the most common terms used to refer to methamphetamine.
Meth abusers in this stage are only one step from binge use – if they should smoke or inject crystal meth, they will be drawn in by the euphoric rush that they have not experienced in their low-intensity use pattern.
A crystal meth abuser who is tweaking can pose a serious danger to those around him or her, especially to police officers, who are perceived as a threat by the tweaker.
www.drug-rehabcenter.com /methamphetamine.htm   (1714 words)

 Meth - Meth Addiction - Meth Treatment - Meth Rehab   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Meth accounts for nearly 90% of all drug cases in the Midwest, and is most prevalent in Oklahoma.
Meth is a stimulant that imitates the way the chemicals in the brain manufacture and transmit messages of gratification to the brain's pleasure center.
Meth addiction, then, results from excessive or continued use of the drug in an attempt to resolve the underlying symptoms of discomfort or unhappiness.
www.stopmethaddiction.com   (0 words)

 Methamphetamine Amphetamines Drug Detox
Crystal Methamphetamine, known as "crystal meth", is also referred to as crank, glass, speed, ice, meth, or zip.
With most of the crystal methamphetamine being produced at home, the main ingredients used to process it are found in over the counter medications such as cold and asthma medicines, which include ephedrine or pseudo-ephedrine.
The symptoms associated with withdrawal from crystal meth addiction or amphetamine addiction are manageable, but are certainly best dealt with by an addictionologist (a physician trained and certified in addiction medicine) in a medically supervised setting (detox) located within a licensed and JCAHO accredited drug rehab.
www.recoveryconnection.org /drug_index/methamphetamine.php   (1650 words)

 Crystal Meth Addiction
Crystal meth is a drug that is used mostly for recreational purposes.
When someone is operating on crystal meth, they might easily become obsessed with certain things or items, and they also might perform repetitive tasks, such as washing their hands, cleaning, or putting together and taking apart certain objects.
These behaviors are some of the behaviors that are indicative of a drug addiction and associated with long-term meth use, and they are one of the ways to guage whether or not someone has been using crystal meth.
www.narcononstonehawk.com /crystal-meth-addiction.php   (745 words)

 Illinois Attorney General - Basic Understanding Of Meth
Crystal meth is a type of meth that takes the form of large crystal-like chunks or, in some cases, small glass fragments or shiny blue-white rocks.
While most meth users are in their 20's or 30's, meth use is on the rise among teenagers, and – at the other end of the age spectrum – it is not uncommon to encounter meth addicts in their 40's or 50's.
Female meth addicts report that they were initially attracted to the drug because it helped them lose weight and heightened their energy level, increasing their ability to face the multiple challenges of work and family – in the short term.
www.ag.state.il.us /methnet/understandingmeth/basics.html   (1629 words)

 crystal meth effects by drug effects.com
Crystal meth effects are similar to those of cocaine but with more power and intensity.
Crystal meth's effects increases arousal in the central nervous system by pumping up levels of two neurotransmitters, norepinephrine and dopamine.
Crystal meth's effects and addiction potential are similar to that of amphetamine abuse, although as crystal meth is a lot stronger, the dangers involved are greater with an increased chance of overdose.
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 CBC - the fifth estate - Dark Crystal - Facts About Crystal Meth
Crystal meth is methamphetamine hydrochloride, the street form of the drug methamphetamine that comes in clear, chunky crystals and is heated and smoked.
Crystal meth is easy to produce in small, clandestine labs, set up in anywhere from homes to hotel rooms, by mixing a cocktail of about fifteen chemicals.
When a crystal meth lab is discovered, a special clandestine drug lab team is brought in to investigate it, as well as a chemist from Health Canada who advises on dismantling the lab.
www.cbc.ca /fifth/darkcrystal/facts.html   (0 words)

 The Horrors of Crystal Meth - The Body
One reason this is so alarming is that the abuse of crystal meth contributes to the spread of HIV infection.
Crystal meth is similar to pure amphetamine and ephedrine.
Unlike other amphetamines, crystal meth works mainly on the brain, causing fewer side effects on other parts of the body (such as rapid heart rate and shortness of breath).
www.thebody.com /pw/crystal_meth.html   (0 words)

 Anti-smoking drug may cut crystal meth craving - health - 29 November 2005 - New Scientist
Crystal meth — the commonly used term for methamphetamine — is a cheap and addictive drug that has become a massive problem in the US in recent years.
This may lessen cravings for crystal meth by decreasing the withdrawal effects normally experienced by users, when the neurotransmitters are taken up by neurons.
Crystal meth users given bupropion also reported far less of a craving in response to video footage of actors simulating drug use.
www.newscientist.com /article.ns?id=dn8393   (0 words)

 Dear crystal meth, cranky crystal, tina tweeker, lucy loker,
While ephedrine, the main drug in meth, was used in the past to treat asthma patients, it is no longer used today, and the preferred drugs to treat asthma include corticosteroids, cromolyn sodium, nedocromil sodium, beta2-adrenergic agonists, theophylline, leukotriene modifiers, and anticholinergics.
Meth is a stimulant and causes increased blood flow throughout your body, particularly in the brain.
Since meth is a stimulant and causes the internal body temperature to rise, there is an increase in the blood flow to the skin to counteract the temperature rise.
www.montana.edu /wwwai/imsd/rezmeth/column.htm   (3510 words)

 Drugs - crystal methamphetamine, tina, crystal meths, krank, tweak, ice
Crystal is made of highly volatile, toxic substances (based on such chemical "precursors" as methylamine and amyl amine) that are melded in differing combinations, forming what some have described as a "mix of laundry detergent and lighter fluid."
Health risks: The effects and dependence potential of meth are similar to that of amphetamine misuse, although as the stuff is a lot stronger, the dangers involved are greater with an increased chance of overdose.
The Law: Formerly a Class B drug, meth was reclassified as class A in June 2006, with possession punishable by up to seven years in prison or an unlimited fine.
www.urban75.com /Drugs/meth.html   (0 words)

 Crystal Methamphetamine Fast Facts
Crystal methamphetamine is a colorless, odorless form of d-methamphetamine, a powerful and highly addictive synthetic (man-made) stimulant.
Crystal methamphetamine typically is smoked using glass pipes similar to pipes used to smoke crack cocaine.
Crystal methamphetamine is used by individuals of all ages and is increasingly gaining in popularity as a club drug.
www.usdoj.gov /ndic/pubs5/5049   (459 words)

 Covenant House Vancouver
Crystal methamphetamine (also called crystal meth, crystal, jib, ice, shards, or speed) is a form of amphetamine.
While crystal remains a popular recreational or club drug, users have expanded to include a wide range of groups including students, youth in the suburbs, professionals, the gay/bisexual/lesbian/transgendered population, young mothers, and street youth.
Street youth commonly say they use meth because it reduces their need for food and sleep, two resources that may be in short supply on the street, and because it helps them forget or feel better about their living situation.
www.covenanthousebc.org /youth/crystal_meth.html   (1020 words)

 Crystal Meth Addiction
A high from crystal meth appears very promising, since it is said to provide endless energy, removing the need to eat or sleep, super focus, increased productivity and euphoria.
Crystal meth doesn’t discriminate; it preys on businessmen, professionals, students, teenagers, the working class, the "average Joe", the street bum and everybody in between.
For every pound of crystal meth produced, 5 pounds of chemical waste has to be disposed of.
www.narconon.ca /resources/meth_addiction.html   (849 words)

 Crystal meth threat growing - The Boston Globe
Crystal meth, a highly potent, dangerously addictive drug that swept the West Coast and spawned crime waves in the nation's heartland, is slowly establishing a foothold in New England, prompting campaigns by public health authorities and medical specialists to stop small outbreaks of use from raging into wildfires.
Nationally, concerns about meth and its potential for introducing a new generation of HIV infections led representatives from health departments, along with AIDS and substance abuse specialists, to gather last month in the Washington offices of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors.
The motivation, he acknowledged, is equal parts altruism and self- interest: Crystal meth can lead to isolation, to men staying cloistered in their homes.
www.boston.com /news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/04/24/crystal_meth_threat_growing   (1801 words)

 CrystalMeth BC
The danger, according to police, is that studies have shown that as little as two exposures to meth result in a 97 per cent chance of addiction.
I'm not saying anyone should trade meth for crack just to get off, but at the time i didnt know any better, i just knew that meth was killing my brain, and fast, and I had to get off it, if i wanted to be a mom to my 3 yr old daughter.
Unger is urging that school anti-drug education focus on the drug because he's heard reports that crystal meth is being sprayed on other drugs and even candy in an attempt to addict younger users.
www.crystalmethbc.ca   (0 words)

 Centre for Addictions Research:
Crystal Meth is the name given to methamphetamine, a man-made drug that was first made 111 years ago.
Crystal Meth is a white or off-white powder or crystal that can be snorted, smoked, injected, eaten or inserted into the vagina or rectum.
Crystal first appeared on the West Coast of North America in 1985 and we are seeing the epidemic of this form of the drug currently.
www.carbc.uvic.ca /Crystalmeth.htm   (808 words)

 CRYSTAL METH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Crystal meth, also known as crank, is an extremely potent stimulant, and crystal meth is claiming the lives of more and more people each year.
Crystal meth became widely available in the sixties but then fell out of popularity in the seventies due to new laws governing the production of the drug.
Being that crystal meth is such a strong drug, therefore the addiction to it is also strong.
www.spencerrecovery.com /crystal-meth.html   (520 words)

 Faces of Meth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Using brain-imaging techniques, researchers have found that meth's toxic chemicals eat away at brain tissue, eventually robbing addicts of the ability to feel pleasure without the drug.
She says being on meth is the closest thing to being a zombie, a member of the living dead.
King has started asking meth addicts coming through the booking center if they would be willing to be interviewed on video for his prevention project.
www.co.multnomah.or.us /sheriff/faces_of_meth.htm   (1442 words)

 Methamphetamine FAQ, drug use, manufacturing, cost and effects of methamphetamine, meth, ice, speed.
Twenty Mexican methamphetamine trafficking organizations have been identified by DEA as being involved in the Midwest, which is connected via major interstate highways, rail and air to the West and Southwest border areas that serve as importation, manufacturing and staffing areas for the Mexican operations.
Symptoms of prolonged meth abuse can resemble those of schizophrenia and are characterized by anger, panic, paranoia, auditory and visual hallucinations, repetitive behavior patterns, and formication (delusions of parasites or insects on the skin).
Meth cooks often pour leftover chemicals and byproduct sludge down drains in nearby plumbing, storm drains, or directly onto the ground.
www.kci.org /meth_info/faq_meth.htm   (2795 words)

 ABC7Chicago.com: The Crystal Meth Crisis
Police say meth is also plaguing rural Illinois communities, even forcing farmers to guard their fertilizer.
One former meth user agreed in a plea bargain to have her "before" and "after" picture used on state police posters.
Crystal Meth Anonymous is a 12 step fellowship for those in recovery from addiction to crystal meth.
abclocal.go.com /wls/story?section=special_coverage&id=3351975   (978 words)

 CBC - the fifth estate - Dark Crystal - Crystal Meth across Canada
The law was aimed at stemming the flow of Canadian chemical shipments to meth labs in the U.S. American police did note a large decrease in seizures of Canadian pseudoephedrine.
Crystal Meth in B.C. Canada's crystal meth problem is the worst in British Columbia.
Drug counsellor Bob Hughes says that crystal meth has become the drug of choice for young users in the city Kamloops B.C. A rise in certain types of crime in B.C. in recent years is in part attributable to the increased use of methamphetamines.
www.cbc.ca /fifth/darkcrystal/canada.html   (0 words)

 Crystal Meth Treatment: Meth Addiction
Meth has effects similar to that of cocaine, and once a user starts to use it regularly, it is very difficult to stop.
A person who uses meth habitually may find that they are able to navigate through daily life accordingly at first, but their addiction to meth almost always takes over their lives.
People addicted to meth often find that they no longer care about things that were once important to them; family, friends and other relationships, as well as daily life activities such as work and school are no longer priorities.
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 Crystal Meth Effects | Crystal Methamphetamine | Effects of Crystal Meth | Crustal Meth Rehabilitation
I had stated that crystal meth and cocaine were similar, and that crystal meth did not have a physical addiction, contrary to the consistent barrage of media and research groups saying it does.
The Hells Angels distributed meth by transporting it inside the open dry clutch covers in the crankcases of their Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, hence the nickname “crank.” This became the Hells Angels source of funding for their membership explosion in the 1970’s.
Crystal meth is the current media baby – and according to CNN just last night you would think that every kid in a mid west town was about to jump out a window “tweeking” from hallucinations and withdrawal that alleged result from crystal meth use..
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 Crystal Meth: Maximum Speed
Widely available in the 1960's, crystal faded in the '70s, as controls were tightened on legal production, which reduced its diversion onto the fl market.
Crystal became a hot new high to a new generation of users too young to know firsthand -- or to have heard secondhand -- the downside of uppers.
The speed scene has undergone major changes over the past few years with the resurgence of crystal, the introduction of ice, and a renewed interest in stimulants as a medical treatment for obesity and attention-deficit disorder.
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