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Methamphetamine (TIK). How is it made ? Anhydrous nitrate Anhydrous nitrate Ephedrine Ephedrine Red Phosphorous Red Phosphorous Lithium Lithium Antifreeze.

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1 Methamphetamine (TIK)

2 How is it made ? Anhydrous nitrate Anhydrous nitrate Ephedrine Ephedrine Red Phosphorous Red Phosphorous Lithium Lithium Antifreeze Antifreeze Lantern fuel Lantern fuel

3 Methods of use

4 Stages of a TIK use Rush ( 20 – 40 minutes) Rush ( 20 – 40 minutes) High ( 3 days ) High ( 3 days ) Binge Binge Crash Crash

5 Short term effects anxiousness and nervousness anxiousness and nervousness incessant talking incessant talking extreme moodiness and irritability extreme moodiness and irritability purposeless, repetitious behavior, such as picking at skin or pulling out hair purposeless, repetitious behavior, such as picking at skin or pulling out hair sleep disturbances sleep disturbances false sense of confidence and power; aggressive or violent behavior false sense of confidence and power; aggressive or violent behavior

6 Dilated pupil - stimulant intoxication

7 Longer term signs of abuse disinterest in previously enjoyed activities; and severe depression. disinterest in previously enjoyed activities; and severe depression. Dry mouth, sores in and around the mouth Dry mouth, sores in and around the mouth Weight loss Weight loss Irritability, temper outbursts, aggression Irritability, temper outbursts, aggression

8 Effects of TIK Abuse

9 What are the medical complications ? rapid heart rate, irregular heartbeat, rapid heart rate, irregular heartbeat, increased blood pressure increased blood pressure convulsions convulsions damaged blood vessels and skin abscesses damaged blood vessels and skin abscesses Acute lead poisoning Acute lead poisoning 50 % of the dopamine producing cells in the brain can be damaged 50 % of the dopamine producing cells in the brain can be damaged

10 Tik : not a great injectionable drug

11 Dental problems caused by Meth

12 Abscesses caused by “cranking” (injecting Meth intravenously)

13 Meth needle marks

14 TIK Psychosis intense paranoia intense paranoia confusion, anxiety confusion, anxiety visual and auditory hallucinations visual and auditory hallucinations Out-of-control rages Out-of-control rages delusions delusions

15 How long does TIK stay in the system ? Approximately 5 days Approximately 5 days

16 Realities to prepare for if you’re dealing with TIK in your home Tik cravings are long lasting and repetitive Tik cravings are long lasting and repetitive Small valuables start disappearing Small valuables start disappearing As addiction progresses, aggression will set in As addiction progresses, aggression will set in Use of downers may follow Use of downers may follow

17 Please forward this to your family and friends - young or old. Education is the one of the most valuable thing we could ever possess - lets help share this with our children and friends use it is a doorway to open communication


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