Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Facts about meth

This is from the http://www.kci.org/ web site. It's just some general information that I think is worth posting here. I've added some facts of my own to update the information.

FAST FACTS ABOUT METH

Fact: Women are more likely to use meth than cocaine.

Fact: Meth is metabolized by the kidneys, and can lead to severe kidney damage. Other drugs, including alcohol are metabolized by the liver.

Fact: The average meth "cook" annually teaches ten others how to make meth.

Fact: Every pound of meth produced leaves behind five to six pounds of toxic waste.

Fact: DEA has identified 20 Mexican meth trafficking organizations in the Midwest.

Fact: Methamphetamine accounts for up to 90 percent of all drug cases in Northwest/Midwest communities.

Fact: Methamphetamine kills by causing heart failure, brain damage and stroke.

Fact: Methamphetamine can produce hallucinations.

Fact: Meth users are the hardest to treat of all drug users.

Fact: Meth lab site cleanups can cost up to $150,000.

Fact: Meth use increases risk of child abuse and neglect and domestic violence.

33 comments:

  1. Thx that helped

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  2. My mom did meth and it ruined her life. She had my brother and I taken away and that made her see that life is more than meth and that her kids are more important that the drugs.

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    1. i feel really bad for you having to be taken away from your mother. i am in a group home in oregon working on a methamphetamine project. sorry bud.

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    2. my mom does it to and i was taken away from her to but she didnt care she still does meth and she wont stop, i told her i wont talk to her if she keeps doing it but then she just keep doing, she told me to my face that meth is more important then me and my brother and sister.

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    3. yikes, thats rough, keep your head up even though it seems bleak now, trust me, it helps to have a positive outlook on even the s*****est situations.

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    4. my mom also done meth and had all 4 of her children taken from her. she is now clean (11 yrs) I am so very proud of her

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    5. you can never change anyone or try to help them if they dont want any help.. just keep your head up dont let that bring you dwn,, meth has taken over her . and yes its unfortuanate .. but things happen and one day she will realize what she was missing out on ,, prayers to u <3

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    6. thats is very sad that must be rough :(

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    7. i went through the same thing when i was little best advice is forgive her and try and help her get off of the drugs let her know that you love her and are there for her

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  3. this really helped on my health project

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    1. Helped with my health project too...
      :P

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  4. meth is terrible im doing a health project on it now

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  5. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help you with your project.

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  6. Thanks it helped on my project as well.

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  7. I'm glad it helped. Again, let me know if there's anything else I can do.

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  8. Thanks It Help My Project For Health Class

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  9. you can all feel it

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  10. meth hurts! BAD! REAL BAD!!!!

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    1. Yeah I had a pretty bad experience when my husband tied me to the bed and drugged me. That hurt really bad.

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    2. That is really terrible!

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  11. meth feels good in a way

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    1. Of course it does. Use this link to find out why it makes you feel so good. http://tinyurl.com/99bjgt8

      No one is going to continue to use a substance that will kill them unless there's a good reason.

      Also, here's the link to my memoir about my own addiction. http://tinyurl.com/9r5gq24

      If you're using meth, I'm not going to lecture you because I've been where you are. You're not alone in this, even though you might feel like you are.

      Keep in touch, won't you?

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  12. this helped for my powerpoint thanks

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  13. My dad is addicted to meth and does not realize what he's doing to us kids. Ever since freshman year i have been talking to kids at school about illegal drugs and how they can take over someones lives, I thank my dad sometimes for helping me help others because he wont let anyone help him. But im doing my best to make sure others know the signs so they don't start to ruin their lives.

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  14. Thnx this helped me do my health project :)

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  15. Ive nevrer done it so much till now. It doesnt get me high anymore so i stopped using. I dont want to use it anymore but i feel like i look better & people give me more attention. So if anyone has any suggestions. Im listening.

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  16. Thanks this really helped out with my health project.

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  17. I keep finding myself (for lack of a better word) addicted to reading about these things. We're presently doing a drug project in health, and my partner and I chose methamphetamines. I've read the Crank series by Ellen Hopkins, and found myself wanting to know more about it all. This helped a lot, thank you. :)

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  18. With meth being so terrible for you and your health, brain, nervous sytem & memory why is it so hard to stop. Especially when u can see it effexting your loved ones around you. You dont even see the big picture of how hard it is effecting not only yourself but the ones you love. I can see where they get tired of waiting and hearing im sorry all the time has got to be exhausting for them. Promises made to. change things and yet nothing changes. There has got to be a time where the just dont count in you anymore. They become independent...no longer needing you. And eventually they dont even want you anymore. This has to be tough. I am sorry for all the hurt and pain I have put my family thru. I am so sad at times and I dont want to keep hurting them but I end up doing some more amd begin to not care about them or their feelings. How cruel is that. I am ashamed. This drug is the devils candy. It kills you and all that you love.

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