Meth is a devastating drug that is addictive from its first use and causes brain damage from its first use!
Meth can be snorted, smoked, inhaled or injected.
Some street names are Tina, Ice, Fire, G, Glass, Crank, or Speed.
Meth is addictive, causing brain damage from its first use, because it causes large amounts of dopamine to be released from the brain.
Dopamine is a natural chemical in our brain and causes the "flight - fight" response and allows for our ability to perceive pleasure.
When meth is used, there is a large release of dopamine. The dopamine release makes users feel extremely powerful with an extreme sense of euphoria. It is the large amount of dopamine that also destroys the nerve endings in the brain. This will cause addiction and brain damage from meth's first use.
The brain will never completely recover from using meth. Dopamine stores become depleted from its first use.
Pet scan revealing, after 24 months of meth detoxification, the lack of return of the brain's baseline state.
Meth users will never achieve the sense of power and euphoria they acquired on their first use of meth. They will continue to use meth however in hopes to maintain this high. Continued use of meth to maintain a high is called "tweeking."
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There are several chemicals used to make methamphetamine.
Sudafed is a key ingredient used to make meth. Some cities limit the sales of meth in hopes to decrease the production of meth. Decreased production and decreased sales of meth ultimately result in decreased destruction of the community from meth's effects.
Willcox's City Council passed Ordinance NS264 in December 2005 limiting the sales of Sudafed. Willcox was the first city in Cochise County to have such an ordinance.
Other chemicals used to produce meth:
Muriatic and Sulfuric Acid
Red and Yellow Phosporus
These chemicals represent a portion of a meth lab that was seized in February of 2006 by the Willcox Police Department. This meth lab was the largest meth lab to have been taken by police in Arizona.