Images Courtesy of OregonLive.com
This country is in trouble. We are losing our best potential and our brightest future to the drug Methamphetamine. Today, it is becoming an epidemic in America; with a significant increase of 71 percent between the first half of 1996 and the second half of 1996 (from 4,000 to 6,800). Take note:
Methamphetamine (also known as Speed, Meth, Crystal, Crank, Ice, etc.) is instantly addictive.The images above are from the website Oregon Live.com, which has a post entitled Faces of Meth. This site features mugshots of people at the beginning of meth usage and once again when they are deep into the addiction.
Meth is distributed at club and party venues like candy, creating hundreds of new victims a week.
Once the habit has been established, it is almost impossible to break.
Meth labs can be found on any suburban street, apartment, farm, motel or hotel; creating severe environmental problems in those areas.
Meth ingredients may include battery acid, anti-freeze, lye, acetone, lighter fluid and drain cleaner.
Meth labs may give off an odor similar to cat urine or ammonia.
Children from homes containing meth labs are now considered child abuse victims because of the toxic danger of Meth.
Your co-worker may be an addict.
Your boss may be an addict.
Your doctor may be an addict.
Your teen daughter may be an addict.
Your postman may be an addict....it crosses all racial and socio-economical barriers.
Meth SHRINKS the brain.
Meth rots and breaks off teeth.
Meth ages and scars the skin.
Meth causes seizures and brain damage.
Meth is lethal.
You'll be shocked at the visual changes Meth creates in its victims. View the images here.
For resources and information about Methamphetamine, visit the links below:
InfoFacts - Methamphetamine
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information at 800-729-6686.
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
Medical Effects of Methamphetamine on Children
Addictive Effects of HIV and Chronic Methamphetamine Use
The Effects of Methamphetamine on the Brain