Meth: The Drug That Can Do It All

554 Words Feb 19th, 2018 2 Pages
It has a molecular weight of 149.2328 (The PubChem Project (NCBI), n.d.). Methamphetamine is found as white, solid odorless crystals. It is used to stimulate the central nervous system, like caffeine (The PubChem Project (NCBI), n.d.). It mimics a different drug, however, called Dexamfetamine, which is used for treating ADHD (attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder) (The PubChem Project (NCBI), n.d.). It is made using pseudoephedrine, which is a popular drug used to treat nasal congestion (The PubChem Project (NCBI), n.d.). Generally people smoke the drug, and it is known this way as “crank, crystal, crystal meth, ice, and speed” (The PubChem Project (NCBI), n.d.). It has been tested to see its effectiveness on weight loss; it was shown to have some effects on the suppression of appetite. (The PubChem Project (NCBI), n.d.). Studies have also shown that Methamphetamine depresses the central nervous system causing problems such as memory loss (The PubChem Project (NCBI), n.d.). It affects all over your body such as being known to cause stroke, tremors, insomnia, headaches, convulsions, etc (The PubChem Project (NCBI), n.d.). Skin is also turned pale (The PubChem Project (NCBI), n.d.). “Overdoses may produce confusion, hallucinations, convulsions, mania, and acts of self-destruction” (The PubChem Project…
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