Methamphetamine Addiction : A Serious Public Health Problem With Many Consequences And Complications

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Methamphetamine Abuse
Clarissa Trejo
Santa Barbara business college
ENG 210
Mrs. Ramirez

03/7/2017 Abstract
Methamphetamine addiction is a serious public health problem with many consequences and complications. Significant illness, including cardiovascular, infectious, pulmonary, dental diseases and other systems complications are associated with methamphetamine acute or chronic use. Methamphetamine dependence also causes serious cognitive impairments that can persist during abstinence and negatively affect recovery outcomes. There are no approved medications for the treatment of methamphetamine dependence.
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It is chemically like amphetamine [a medicine used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, a sleep disorder]. People take Methamphetamine by: breathe in or burning it, swallowing (pill), sniffing, and even shooting up the powder that has been dissolved in water or alcohol due to the effect from the drug does not last long and people are most likely to take frequent doses. Indeed, people take Meth in form of overdoing it and giving up nutrition, sleep while continuing to take the drug each few hours for up to a week. (NIDA, 2007). According to NIDA, people would take constant amounts of meth to feel the effect.

(1939 – 1945) 1939 – 1945 were the earliest uses of methamphetamine in WWII, the use of methamphetamine increased throughout the 1940s and 1950s. They were frequently given to militaries fighting on all sides during World War II to improve physical strength and overcome fatigue. In the postwar period, numerous women in the United States and the United Kingdom used methamphetamine as a means of fighting depression, losing weight, and as an aid to the monotonous daily conclusion of household chores, hence the label “mother 's little helper.” In Japan, widespread abuse of methamphetamine left over from World War II finally resulted in the passageway of the Drugs Control Law in 1951. In the United States, amphetamine and methamphetamine
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