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Rick McLeod, Program Director  |  479-531-1115  |  Rmcleod@farmersagent.com

every one pound of meth that is produced, five pounds of hazardous waste is produced, directly impacting our environment.

Meth can be smoked, snorted, injected or taken orally. Its appearance varies dependingon how it is used. The finished product can be a liquid, a powder, or pills. It can also appear in the form of crystal meth or "ice" resembling clear, large chunk crystal that looks similar to rock candy. Meth can be any color.

Meth use dilates the pupils and produces temporary hyperactivity, euphoria, a sense of increased energy and tremors. Meth affects the brain's system that controls the body's reproductive and nutrition functions. It can cause convulsions, stroke, brain hemorrhage, permanent brain damage, heart attack and sudden death. It can also
cause fatal kidney and lung disorders, liver damage, chronic depression, paranoia and mental disorders. The average meth user dies within five years.

signs of meth use 

Here are the various signs a person may be under the influence of Meth:

  • Extreme Happiness

  • Hyperactivity

  • Relaxed inhibitions

  • Misrepresentation of time, distance

  • No focus

  • Restlessness

  • Tendency to compulsively clean, groom

  • Talkativeness

  • Teeth grinding

  • Dilated pupils, slow to react

  • Rigid muscle tone

  • Increased sensitivity to noise

  • Nervous physical activity, like scratching

  • Irritability, dizziness or confusion

  • Extreme anorexia

  • Tremors or even convulsions

  • Presence of paraphernalia such as razor blades, mirrors, straws, syringes, heated spoons or surgical tubing

short term effects

  • False sense of well-being

  • Severe twitching

  • Increased heart rate

  • Aggressive violent behavior

  • Loss of appetite

  • Extreme rise in body temperature

  • Acne, sores, scratching imaginary “crank” bugs

  • Paranoia

  • Hallucinations

  • Insomnia

  • Increased muscle tension

  • Impaired speech

  • Dry, itchy skin

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

  • Dental decay and body odor

long term effects

  • Malnutrition

  • Liver and brain damage

  • Nasal damage

  • Collapsed veins, track marks, bruises

  • Severe weight loss

  • Fatal kidney and lung disorders

  • Loss of pleasure

  • Insomnia

  • Permanent psychological conditions

  • Abuse and addiction

  • Stroke

  • Coma

  • DEATH

meth

Plain Facts About Methamphetamine

  • 98% of Those Who Try Meth “Just Once” Become Addicted

  • The Average Addicted Meth User DIES Within FIVE Years

  • 75% of All Crimes in Benton County are Meth Related (gangs, theft, murder, domestic violence, child abuse, etc…)

  • Meth Can Kill You The First Time You Try It.

Methamphetamine is a highly dangerous and addictive drug. 98% of those who try meth can become addicted after using it one time.

Meth is a synthetic drug that is made from common household products. Some products used to make meth include: Rubbing Alcohol, Paint Thinner, Freon, Drain Cleaner, Ephedrine, Battery Acid, Lithium, Acetone, Ether, Muriatic Acid, and etc. These chemicals are highly explosive, therefore commonly resulting in deadly meth lab explosions. For

Google
"the faces of meth"
and be prepared to be shocked.