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Facts About Meth by Kraig J. Rice TABLE OF CONTENTS (clicking on one of these links will move you down the page) WE HAVE A PROBLEM WHAT IS METH? WHY WOULD A PERSON WANT TO USE METH? WHAT DOES METH LOOK LIKE? WHERE DOES A PERSON BUY METH? HOW DOES METH MAKE A PERSON ACT? HOW DOES A PERSON USE METH? WHAT CAN METH BE CUT WITH? WHAT DOES METH DO TO A PERSON'S BODY AND MIND? HOW LONG WILL A METH HIGH LAST? WHAT'S THE DOWN SIDE OF METH? HOW IS METH MADE? HOW DOES A PERSON GET OFF OF METH? ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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WE HAVE A PROBLEM He spit in his mother's face. Then he called her F words and other vile names. He stole some of his step father's tools out of their garage to sell for money to buy more meth. He burglarized his own mother's bedroom stealing her $5,000 diamond wedding ring. At the same time he broke into her safe and stole her loaded pistol. He had sex with a Red Witch in a house trailer where he was living on the back lot of his mother's house. A steady stream of customers came and went from that house trailer. One customer was nicely dressed up in a suit and tie. He was selling meth from the trailer to help make money so he could support his own habit. He threatened to cut his mother's throat and kicked her cute little harmless dog. He got mad at his grown sister and chased her through his mother's house with a knife trying to stab her to death. She locked a door and he kicked it down but she was able to escape out of a bedroom window to safety. I know this 27 year old man and I also know his mother and step father. He wasn't raised that way. This was my first exposure to the problem concerning crystal meth. I had heard about it previously but never gave it much thought. And this is not just an isolated case. This problem is now tearing away at American families all across the United States. In the year 2006 more than 12 million Americans will have tried methamphetamine, and 1.5 million are meth addicts, according to federal estimates Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said that "in terms of damage to children and to our society, meth is now the most dangerous drug in America." We have a problem. 9 Today, meth is not only in America's colleges, not only in America's high schools, not only in American's junior high schools (or middle schools), but also in America's elementary schools (or grade schools).
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What happened to the 27 year old man who was causing all of the problems? In 2006 a police SWAT team (s pecial w eapons a nd t actics) surrounded his house trailer, entered with guns drawn, hand cuffed him, and hauled him off to jail. WHAT IS METH ? Meth used without a prescription from a doctor is considered to be just another kind of dope. The word meth is a shortened version of the word meth amphetamine. It's chemical name in a powdered form is methamphetamine sulphate, however, it's chemical name in a crystalline form is methamphetamine hydrochloride.
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