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Methamphetamine examines the synthetic chemical compound known on the street as "ice," "meth," or "speed." Methamphetamine is a harmful, highly addictive substance, and its popularity among drug abusers is on the rise. The drug has spread so quickly across the United States that a methamphetamine drug epidemic was declared in 2006. Meth is one of the riskiest illegal drugs in circulation today. The process of producing it involves the use of highly flammable chemicals that often explode in makeshift meth labs, and even short-term regular use of the drug can be devastating to the human body. This book covers the history, physical properties, and addictive nature of methamphetamine and provides readers with powerful information about the health effects of the drug, trends and attitudes, legal ramifications associated with meth use, and treatments available for meth addiction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791095324
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Series: Drugs Series: The Straight Facts
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

The Use and Abuse of Drugs   David J. Triggle Ph.D.     6
Introduction     8
The History of Methamphetamine     10
The Hazards of Making Methamphetamine     25
The Properties of Methamphetamine     33
Methamphetamine and the Brain's Pleasure Center     43
The Long-Term Health Effects of Methamphetamine     53
Teenage Trends and Attitudes     61
Addiction and Recovery     80
Methamphetamine and the Law     97
Glossary     116
Notes     118
Web Sites     122
Further Reading     124
Index     125
About the Author     128
About the Editor     128
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