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  Methamphetamine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Methamphetamine is structurally similar to methcathinone, amphetamine, and other stimulants, and it may be produced from ephedrine or pseudoephedrine by chemical reduction.
Methamphetamine is a potent central nervous system stimulant, that affects neurochemical mechanisms responsible for regulating heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, appetite, attention, mood and responses associated with alertness or alarm conditions.
Methamphetamine is classified as a Schedule II substance by the Drug Enforcement Agency under the Convention on Psychotropic Substances [8].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Methamphetamine   (5447 words)

 Methamphetamine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Methamphetamine is commonly known as "speed," "meth," and "chalk." In its smoked form it is often referred to as "ice," "crystal," "crank," and "glass." It is a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol.
Methamphetamine's chemical structure is similar to that of amphetamine, but it has more pronounced effects on the central nervous system.
Methamphetamine is a Schedule II stimulant, which means it has a high potential for abuse and is available only through a prescription that cannot be refilled.
www.drugstv.com /Methamphetamine.htm   (1118 words)

Methamphetamine is typically used on a daily basis, while cocaine is more frequently used recreationally.
Methamphetamine, however, not only blocks the feedback mechanism of the nerve cells (the transporter - which normally takes the chemical back up and saves it), but also reverses that transporter pushing the dopamine out faster.
Methamphetamine use causes dilated pupils, dry mouth, elevated blood pressure, tachycardia (high heart rate), decreased oxygen delivery to the extremities resulting in poor circulation (which contributes to skin lesions), dental decay, increased temperature of major organ systems, decreased appetite (therefore, weight loss), and increased libido.
www.nmtf.us /methamphetamine/methamphetamine.htm   (1482 words)

Methamphetamine is closely related chemically to amphetamine, but the central nervous system effects of methamphetamine are greater.
Methamphetamine is made in illegal laboratories and has a high potential for abuse and dependence.
Methamphetamine is taken orally or intranasally (snorting the powder), by intravenous injection, and by smoking.
www.drug-rehab-locator.com /methamphetamine.html   (585 words)

 Stop Drugs.org - What is Methamphetamine and what is the extent of it's use in the U.S.?
Methamphetamine abuse, long reported as the dominant drug problem in the San Diego, CA, area, has become a substantial drug problem in other sections of the West and Southwest, as well.
Methamphetamine, traditionally associated with white, male, blue-collar workers, is being used by more diverse population groups that change over time and differ by geographic area.
A shortage of methamphetamine was reported by epidemiologists during the last half of 1995 accounting for the significant decrease in ER episodes.
www.stopdrugs.org /meth1.html   (725 words)

 DEA - Publications - Methamphetamine Situation - A Growing Domestic Threat
Methamphetamine trafficking and abuse in the United States have been on the rise over the past few years and, as a result, this drug is having a devastating impact in many communities across the nation.
Methamphetamine trafficking is increasing in the southwest, midwest, and southeast regions of the United States.
Methamphetamine laboratories present both acute and chronic health risks to individuals involved in the seizure and cleanup of the facility, to those who live and work nearby, and to the violator operating the facility.
www.fas.org /irp/agency/doj/dea/product/meth/threat.htm   (4773 words)

 Methamphetamine - Factsheet - Drug Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Methamphetamine comes in a powder form that resembles granulated crystals and in a rock form known as "ice," which is the smokeable version of methamphetamine that came into use during the 1980s.
The average purity of methamphetamine decreased from 71.9% in 1994 to 40.1% in 2001.
Methamphetamine abuse during pregnancy can cause prenatal complications such as increased rates of premature delivery and altered neonatal behavior patterns, such as abnormal reflexes and extreme irritability, and may be linked to congenital deformities.
www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov /publications/factsht/methamph   (2731 words)

 Erowid Methamphetamine Vault: Basics
Methamphetamine is a synthetic stimulant commonly used as a recreational drug.
Methamphetamine is Schedule II in the United States, meaning that it is illegal to buy, sell, or possess without a prescription.
Methamphetamine is smokable in its normal HCL form, but taking the time to grow it into crystals makes it easier to smoke.
www.erowid.org /chemicals/meth/meth_basics.shtml   (624 words)

 Methamphetamine Drug Addiction & Treatment Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Methamphetamine is classified as a psychostimulant as are such other drugs of abuse as amphetamine and cocaine.
However, the bottom line is that methamphetamine, like cocaine, results in an accumulation of the neurotransmitter dopamine, and this excessive dopamine concentration appears to produce the stimulation and feelings of euphoria experienced by the user.
In contrast to cocaine, which is quickly removed and almost completely metabolized in the body, methamphetamine has a much longer duration of action and a larger percentage of the drug remains unchanged in the body.
www.stopaddiction.com /narconon_drugs_methamphetamine.html   (1950 words)

Illicit methamphetamine, which is almost exclusively methamphetamine hydrochloride, is sold in powder, ice, and tablet forms.
Powder methamphetamine, the most common form available in the United States, is produced domestically and also is smuggled into the country from Mexico.
Methamphetamine tablets, primarily manufactured in Burma, have been smuggled into the United States, especially to northern California and the Los Angeles area.
www.streetdrugs.org /methamphetamine.htm   (228 words)

 Methamphetamine FAQ, drug use, manufacturing, cost and effects of methamphetamine, meth, ice, speed.
Methamphetamine was developed in the last century from its parent drug amphetamine and was originally used in nasal decongestants, bronchial inhalers, and in the treatment of narcolepsy and obesity.
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.
Methamphetamine use can not only modify behavior in an acute state, but after taking it for a long time, the drug literally changes the brain in fundamental and long-lasting ways.
www.kci.org /meth_info/faq_meth.htm   (2843 words)

 Methamphetamine Information from Drugs.com
Methamphetamine may cause dizziness, blurred vision, or restlessness, and it may hide the symptoms of extreme tiredness.
Methamphetamine is a stimulant and an appetite suppressant.
Methamphetamine is used to treat attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADHD).
www.drugs.com /methamphetamine.html   (1184 words)

 InfoFacts - Methamphetamine
Methamphetamine is chemically related to amphetamine, but the central nervous system effects of methamphetamine are greater.
Methamphetamine is made in illegal laboratories and has a high potential for abuse and addiction.
Notable increases in methamphetamine treatment admissions occurred in Atlanta (10.6 percent in the first 6 months of 2004, as compared with 2.5 percent in 2001) and Minneapolis/St. Paul (18.7 percent in the first 6 months of 2004, as compared with 10.6 percent in 2001).
www.nida.nih.gov /Infofax/methamphetamine.html   (980 words)

 eMedicine - Toxicity, Methamphetamine : Article by Robert Derlet, MD
Methamphetamine is absorbed readily from the gut, airway, nasopharynx, muscle, placenta, and vagina.
Methamphetamine use and/or abuse during pregnancy can be fatal to the mother and result in spontaneous abortion or teratogenesis to the fetus.
Smoking methamphetamine HCl powder, crystals, or ice occurs first by placing the substance into a piece of aluminum foil that has been molded into the shape of a bowl, a glass pipe, or a modified light bulb and heating it over the flame of a cigarette lighter or torch.
www.emedicine.com /EMERG/topic859.htm   (5077 words)

Methamphetamine is commonly known as speed, meth, chalk, Christina or Tina.
Methamphetamine is an increasingly popular drug at raves (all night dancing parties), and as part of a number of drugs used by college-aged students.
Most of the methamphetamine-related deaths (92%) reported in 1994 involved methamphetamine in combination with at least one other drug, most often alcohol (30%), heroin (23%), or cocaine (21%).
www.focusas.com /Meth.html   (726 words)

 ClubDrugs-Meth.com - Ecstasy, Ketamine, LSD, Heroin, GHB, Crystal Meth, and Rohypnol information.
Methamphetamine gives a user the capacity to work and talk for long periods of time.
Misuse of methamphetamine can be dangerous, and the drug can be obtained legally only with a doctor's prescription.
Methamphetamine is one of a group of drugs called amphetamines.
www.clubdrugs-meth.com   (237 words)

 Common Sense for Drug Policy: Methamphetamine News
Mischaracterizing the impact of methamphetamine by exaggerating its prevalence and consequences while downplaying its receptivity to treatment succeeds neither as a tool of prevention nor a vehicle of education.
Methamphetamine is readily available throughout the western half of the country and is becoming increasingly available in areas of the eastern United States.
Methamphetamine use is a particularly serious problem in some rural areas, many of which lack the infrastructures necessary to deal with a major drug problem.
www.csdp.org /news/news/methupdate.htm   (12828 words)

I am writing you in the hopes of informing the public on the dangers of methamphetamine, and what to look for if they suspect someone they know is using or manufacturing methamphetamine.
The main ingredient in methamphetamine is ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, commonly found in cold tablets such as Sudafed.
Methamphetamine is commonly sold inside a piece of foil or in a bindle baggie.
www.shelbyvillepd.com /meth.htm   (596 words)

Methamphetamines, ice, crank, and speed are common meth names.
The abuse of methamphetamine - a potent psychostimulant - is an extremely serious and growing problem.
Several paragraphs of facts about methamphetamine usage among children, plus a list of booklets and other resources that can be ordered, some free.
www.health-nexus.com /methamphetamine.htm   (337 words)

 Basic Facts About Drugs: Methamphetamine
A drug with immense abuse potential, methamphetamine (known on the street as "speed," "meth," "crank," "crystal-meth," and "glass") is a central nervous system stimulant of the amphetamine family.
Methamphetamine was also traded on the street, mostly as a powder that could be snorted or made into an injectable solution.
After a number of days on methamphetamine, during which time they barely sleep or eat, users become too tired to continue or have no meth left and begin to "crash." Initially, the crash is marked by agitated depression, sometimes accompanied by an urge for more methamphetamine.
www.acde.org /common/Meth.htm   (1040 words)

 NIDA for Teens: Mind Over Matter - Methamphetamine
Methamphetamine comes in many different forms and is snorted, swallowed, injected, or smoked.
Methamphetamine has a chemical structure that is similar to another drug called amphetamine that I explore in my magazine on stimulants.
Methamphetamine can cause lots of harmful things, including inability to sleep, paranoia, aggressiveness, and hallucinations.
teens.drugabuse.gov /mom/mom_meth1.asp   (171 words)

Methamphetamine use and production continues to be our single most serious threat.
Although overall number of meth labs dismantled in the year 2001 was down from the year 2000, meth use is on the rise.
In the past five years we have seen a 500% increase in methamphetamine related crime and associated problems in our community.
www.stopmeth.com   (226 words)

 DEA Briefs & Background, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Drug Descriptions, Methamphetamine and Amphetamines Factsheet
In fact, their chemical properties and actions are so similar that even experienced users have difficulty knowing which drug they have taken.
Clandestine laboratories in California and Mexico are the primary sources of supply for methamphetamine available in the United States.
Domestic labs that produce methamphetamine are dependent on supplies of the precursor chemical pseudoephedrine, which is sometimes diverted from legitimate sources.
www.usdoj.gov /dea/concern/meth_factsheet.html   (427 words)

 Methamphetamine, crystal meth effects at SAMHSA's NCADI
Methamphetamine is illegal in all states and highly dangerous.
In 2001, methamphetamine use sent more people to the emergency room than use of any other club drug.
Because it can be made from lethal ingredients like battery acid, drain cleaner, lantern fuel, and antifreeze, there is a greater chance of suffering a heart attack, stroke, or serious brain damage with this drug than with other drugs.
www.health.org /govpubs/PHD861   (617 words)

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