My community is having an explosion of this epidemic, we have pts who are positive for it, and visitors who also appear to be users. Are you also encountering this? What do you know about Meth? I always thought it was snorted, but someone told me that they smoke it too.
Jan 4, '07
Communities all over the place are struggling with meth -- from what I've seen locally, rural and poverty-stricken areas have a much bigger problem than some. The state of Tennessee has developed an initiative, and there's lots of information at this website --
>> MethFreeTN.org | Fighting the Tennessee Meth Problem <<
And the picture at this link is startling!
Last edit by kitty=^..^=cat on Jan 4, '07
Jan 4, '07
Very because they hallucinate and don't realize how strong they are-mainly because there pain is at a higher threshold when high or its delayed response. Norephinephrine is raised when using so there fight or flight is constantly up when high.
It was used widely in German troops during WW2, Hitler also used it regularly prescribed by his doctor.
In this country (US) it's prescription name is Desoxyn.
Its main ingredient ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. Many cold medicines and weight loss drugs have this as the ingredient and nasal sprays. In my state if the OTC drug has this in it you have to show drivers license and they log it in so you can not buy a certain amount per month. Many OTC drugs are trying to take it out of the ingredients but you can still find it.
FRONTLINE: the meth epidemic | PBS
Methamphetamine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Last edit by Cherish on Jan 4, '07
Jan 4, '07
I lived in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California for 2 years and moved away from there in late 2005. Methamphetamine is a huge phenomenon in Central California, so much that 80 percent of America's meth supply was being produced there until a few years ago.
In January 2005 I was an unemployed student who still had a mortgage due every month. To help pay the bills, I rented a spare bedroom to a female who was in my age range and had the money upfront. I was unaware that, at age 22, she had 4 children (ages 8, 4, 3, and 1) and an insatiable addiction to meth. To my dismay, she smoked meth in my downstairs bathroom. She also moved her boyfriend and two of the children into the room without my permission. Since I could not wait months for the eviction process to take its course, I enlisted the help of some family members to 'scare' her away from my house permanently.
Methamphetamine can be smoked, snorted, injected, or swallowed. I can immediately tell when a person smokes it because they tend to have a foul chemical odor.
Last edit by TheCommuter on Jan 4, '07