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3 Methamphetamine (Meth) is a highly addictive synthetic stimulant that affects the nervous system Meth's parent drug, amphetamine, was distributed to army personnel during World War II in an attempt to increase alertness Meth is considered to be: More addictive than heroin The most dangerous, addictive drug that exists today

4 #4 Is Idaho’s national ranking for past year Meth use by year olds and year olds $500,000 is the amount the state of Idaho spends PER MONTH on treatment for Meth addiction 52% of Idaho inmates directly attribute Meth use to their incarceration Idaho is among the Top 10 States for trafficking methamphetamine

5 Hydrochloric Acid Acetone Lithium Red Phosphorous Sulfuric Acid Pseudoephedrine Meth is made from harsh and toxic chemicals, many of which are poisonous when injected into the human body

6 “Superlabs” in Mexico Homemade and/or portable labs Houses Sheds Trailers Cars Storage Units Anywhere!

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9 Speed Crank Ice Glass Crystal Dope Tina

10 1 gram: $120 - $ ball (3.5 grams): $250 - $350 Quarter (7 grams): $300 - $450 Ounce (28 grams): $750 - $1400 Pound (454 grams): $8,000 - $14,000 Kilo (2.2 pounds): $14,000 - $18,000 *These are approximations – prices vary.

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12 Orally Snorted Injected Smoked

13 Paranoia Hallucinations Depression Tooth decay Brain damage Increased heart rate Convulsions Delusions (sensation of bugs on skin) Muscle deterioration Severe weight loss Skin lesions/scarring Insomnia Heart damage Respiratory problems Strokes Death

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17 2.5 Years 3 Months

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19 PHYSICAL Rapid eye movement and speech Unnatural and quick body movements Muscle and weight loss Body odor “Meth mites” Changes in dental health BEHAVIORAL Moodiness and irritability Risky behavior and loss of inhibitions Changes in friends or activities Trouble in school Selling personal items Stealing Violence

20 80% of the child placements by Health and Welfare are directly related to drug abuse, with Meth being the most common drug of choice

21 Meth does not discriminate Meth negatively affects the user and his/her family and friends Even if you don’t know anyone that has used, Meth is in your community Many teens and young adults are introduced to Meth by their parents or other adults they trust

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23 Get involved in your school or community to help spread the “Not Even Once” message Be a positive role model for those around you Tell a trustworthy adult if a friend or family member is using Meth – it could save his/her life Seek help if you are using Meth – it’s NEVER too late Idaho Care Line (dialing is free and confidential) Call for a screening and referral to an approved treatment facility from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

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