Slide 1: My name is "Meth" Click to advance Slide 2: This poem was written by a young Indian girl when she was in jail for drug charges and was addicted to Meth. She fully grasped the horrors of the drug, as she tells in this simple, yet profound poem. She was released from jail, but, true to her story, the drug owned her. They found her dead not long after with the needle still in her arm. Slide 3: I destroy homes, I tear families apart, take your children, and that's just the start. I'm more costly than diamonds, more precious than gold, the sorrow I
bring is a sight to behold. Slide 4: If you need me, remember I'm easily found, I live all around you – in schools and in town, I live with the rich, I live with the poor, I live down the street, and maybe next door. Slide 5: I'm made in a lab, but not like you think,
I can be made under the kitchen sink.
In your child's closet, and even in the woods,
If this scares you to death, well it certainly should. Slide 6: I have many names, but there's one you know best, I'm sure you've heard of me, my name is crystal Meth. My power is awesome, try me you'll see, but if you do, you may never break free. Slide 7: Just try me once and I might let you go, but try me twice, and I'll own your soul.
When I possess you, you'll steal and you'll lie, you do what you have to -- just to get high. Slide 8: The crimes you'll commit for my narcotic charms Will be worth the pleasure you'll feel in your arms.
You'll lie to your mother, you'll steal from your dad, When you see their tears, you should feel sad.
But you'll forget your morals and how you were raised, I'll be your conscience, I'll teach you my ways. Slide 9: I take kids from parents, and parents from kids, I turn people from God, and separate friends.
I'll take everything from you, your looks and your pride, I'll be with you always -- right by your side. You'll give up everything - your family, your home, your friends, your money, then you'll be alone.
I'll take and take, till you have nothing more to give, When I'm finished with you, you'll be lucky to live. Slide 10: If you try me be warned - this is no game, If given the chance, I'll drive you insane.
I'll ravish your body, I'll control your mind, I'll own you completely, your soul will be mine. The nightmares I'll give you while lying in bed, The voices you'll hear, from inside your head.
The sweats, the shakes, the visions you'll see, I want you to know, these are all gifts from me.
But then it's too late, and you'll know in your heart, That you are mine, and we shall not part. Slide 11: You'll regret that you tried me, they always do, But you came to me, not I to you.
You knew this would happen, many times you were told, But you challenged my power, and chose to be bold.
You could have said no, and just walked away, If you could live that day over, now what would you say? I'll be your master, you will be my slave, I'll even go with you, when you go to your grave.
Now that you have met me, what will you do?
Will you try me or not? It's all up to you.
I can bring you more misery than words can tell, Come take my hand, let me lead you to hell. Slide 12: Methamphetamine comes in many forms and can be smoked, snorted, orally ingested, or injected. The drug alters moods in different ways, depending on how it is taken.
Immediately after smoking the drug or injecting it intravenously, the user experiences an intense rush or "flash" that lasts only a few minutes and is described as extremely pleasurable. How is methamphetamine used? In the brain, dopamine plays an important role in the regulation of pleasure. In addition to other regions, dopamine is manufactured in nerve cells within the ventral segmental area and is released in the nucleus accumbens and the frontal cortex. Long-term methamphetamine abuse results in many damaging effects, including addiction. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease, characterized by compulsive drug-seeking and drug use which is accompanied by functional and molecular changes in the brain. Slide 13: Short-term effects can include: Increased attention and decreased fatigue.
Euphoria and rush.
Increased respiration. Hyperthermia.
Long-term effects can include:
Dependence and addiction psychosis
repetitive motor activity.
Weight loss. At this time the most effective treatments for methamphetamine addiction are cognitive behavioural interventions. These approaches are designed to help modify the patient's thinking, expectancies, and behaviours and to increase skills in coping with various life stressors. There are currently no particular pharmacological treatments for dependence on amphetamine or amphetamine-like drugs such as methamphetamine. The current pharmacological approach is borrowed from experience with treatment of cocaine dependence. Slide 14: Attention Alcoholics and Addicts – You’ve Finally Found Salvation!
"I can now guarantee you will burst
through your addiction
in just a few fun-filled days!"
-- Recovery Expert, Gary Ross Click here to find out:- http://www.stoptheaddiction.com/ Slide 15: My dear friend, cage the beast in your mind that constantly drives you for your next fix.
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