By: Allen, John.Material type: BookSeries: Drug risks: Publisher: San Diego, California : ReferencePoint Press, 2020Description: 80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781682829097 (library binding).Subject(s): Methamphetamine | Methamphetamine abuseDDC classification: 362.29
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
A powerfully addictive drug -- The new meth epidemic -- What meth does to the body -- Dangers of meth addiction -- Challenges of treatment and recovery -- Preventing meth distribution and use.
"Methamphetamine, also called speed and crank, is a powerfully addictive drug. Often referred to simply as meth, it is a synthetic upper or stimulant that revs up the user's metabolism. Its relatively low cost and wide availability on the street attract those on the lookout for a cheap high. But the threat of addiction-sometimes after only one or two hits-makes using meth extremely risky. Meth addicts often lead disordered lives and resort to crime to feed their habit. Overcoming long-term addiction requires a painful withdrawal process and months or years of clinical help." --
Grades 10 to 12.