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2 Allamakee Substance Abuse Prevention

3 Origin of Methamphetamines Nazi method cook used by the Nazis during world war II. Nazi method cook used by the Nazis during world war II. Utilized as a stimulant for soldiers.Utilized as a stimulant for soldiers. Prior to 1989 in southwest United States with outlaw motorcycle gangs.Prior to 1989 in southwest United States with outlaw motorcycle gangs. Into Midwest in early 1990s increased cooks in clandestine kitchen labs.Into Midwest in early 1990s increased cooks in clandestine kitchen labs. Ingredients easily accessed.Ingredients easily accessed. Finished product produced quickly – about 3 hours.Finished product produced quickly – about 3 hours.

4 METHAMPHETAMINE Powder Ice Glass Crank Speed Crystal

5 Why Methamphetamine? Easy to make! Easy to get necessary ingredients HUGE profit margin $ worth of chemicals easily makes $ worth of dope or more Cheaper, Longer High

6 Equipment Use Pyrex or Corning Dishes Jugs/Mason Jars Bottles (20oz. Soda) Coffee Filters Blender Rubber Tubing Paper Towels Rubber Gloves Gas Cans Tape/Claps Hotplate Strainer Aluminum Foil Propane Cylinder Books on How to Make Meth

7 Major Components of Meth Major Components of Meth Nazi Method l Ephedrine or pseudoephedrine l Anhydrous ammonia l Ethyl ether l Sulfuric acid (Liquid Fire) l HCl gas (sulfuric acid & rock salt) l Sodium metal/lithium l Ephedrine or pseudoephedrine l Anhydrous ammonia l Ethyl ether l Sulfuric acid (Liquid Fire) l HCl gas (sulfuric acid & rock salt) l Sodium metal/lithium

8 METH USERS How they use Snort it – Burns Lining of Nostrils »No Rush Smoke it – Highly Addictive »Heat and Inhale Vapor, Rush Shoot it - Highly Addictive »Share Needles, Rush Orally Ingested – Swallowed, Bitter Taste »No Rush

9 Why Meth is so Additive! Effects the dopamine in the brain Drains the brain of it Replaces the pleasure feelings Can be depressed for 2 to 5 years when trying to quit

10 METHAMPHETAMINE Irritability Anxiety Hallucinations Paranoia Cognitive impairment Aggressiveness Depression Psychological Effects

11 METHAMPHETAMINE Insomnia/ Long periods without sleeping or eating Extreme hyperactivity Change in attitude or personality Changes in friends or hiding of associates Change in activities Drop in performance Loss of interest in family Behavioral Signs

12 METHAMPHETAMINE Strange smell (urine-like) Difficulty in paying attention Tremors or shakes Skin sores Teeth decay Extreme weight loss Not being able to sleep Physical Signs

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23 Meth Facts For every pound of meth manufactured – 5 to 6 pounds of toxic waste is created Not uncommon for meth users to be awake for as many as 14 days 70% of users will never seek treatment on their own, unless law enforcement has intervened Of those seeking treatment, 95% will return to using meth within 6 months of treatment

24 Putting An End To Meth The Allamakee County Sheriffs Office & Allamakee Substance Abuse Prevention Thanks You For Your Assistance and ConcernIn Fighting Meth in Iowa & Allamakee Substance Abuse Prevention Thanks You For Your Assistance and Concern In Fighting Meth in Iowa For Questions or Concerns Please Contact Allamakee County Sheriffs Office (563) Allamakee Substance Abuse Prevention (563) Information Courtesy of : NORTHEAST IOWA DRUG TASK FORCE


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