Methamphetamine

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The History of Methamphetamine
In the United States in the 1950s, legally manufactured tablets of methamphetamine were used nonmedically by college students, truck drivers, and athletes, who usually did not become severely addicted. This pattern changed drastically in the 1960s with the increased availability of injectable methamphetamine. Methamphetamine trafficking and abuse in the United States have been on the rise over the past few years. As a result, this drug is having a devastating impact in many communities across the nation. Click here or the title above for the full text.» early methamphetamine

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Methamphetamine Information
Methamphetamine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that dramatically affects the central nervous system. The drug is made easily in clandestine laboratories with relatively inexpensive over-the-counter ingredients. These factors combine to make methamphetamine a drug with high potential for widespread abuse. Click here or the title above for the full text.

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Methamphetamine Addiction
Methamphetamine is readily available and is spreading rapidly across the United States. Unlike the abusers in the 1960s and 1970s, today’s methamphetamine abusers cross ethnic and gender boundaries. Methamphetamine abuse has three patterns: low intensity, binge, and high intensity. Methamphetamine is psychologically addictive during the binge and high-intensity patterns of abuse, with users becoming paranoid and unpredictable.
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Ice Information
Methamphetamine hydrochloride is processed to produce a potent, smokable form of methamphetamine known as “glass” or “ice”. This substance is called “ice” because it resembles a chip of ice. Click here or the title above for the full text.» what is ice?

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