What is Methamphetamine?
Meth was developed early in the 20th century from amphetamine used initially in nasal decongestants and bronchial inhalers. Methamphetamine causes hyperactivity and fidgeting, decreased appetite and enjoyable feeling of euphoria or well-being. It also clears out your nasal passages. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Not really.
Methamphetamine is a powerful and highly addictive drug that stimulates the central nervous system. It comes in the form of a white, bitter-tasting, and odorless crystalline powder or rock that dissolves, easily, in alcohol or water.
Methamphetamine is produced in many different forms and can be abused in many ways. Some smoke, snort, injected or swallowed in pill form, methamphetamine. Currently, the most common method of abusing meth is by smoking it.
In its ice or crystal form meth appears as blue-white rocks. It is smoked in a small glass pipe called a flute, and second-hand meth smoke can be detected on those who are not smoking the flute.
Methamphetamine has harmful effects on the central nervous system, and smoking meth leads to meth mouth or dry mouth and corroded teeth and gums. Those who are addicted to meth feel feelings of euphoria and an almost immediate rush. The rush quickly wears off, and higher doses are needed to get the same high.
Every puff you take is dangerous. Essentially you are destroying your central nervous system and brain.
However, if you want your body’s temperature to rise so high you pass out or die, or you like the anxious and confused feeling you get from meth or if you are excited about getting acne, hard to-heal-sores, and dull skin, then use meth.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration classifies the drug as a Schedule II stimulant. It is legally available only through a nonrefillable prescription and can be used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD, or as a short-term component in weight loss treatments. However, these are severely limited and rarely prescribed. The prescribed doses are far lower than the methamphetamine drug that is typically abused.
Meth in crystallized or clear crystal chunks is illegal, and there is no legitimate use for the drug. To avoid second-hand smoke side effects, stay away from someone who is smoking any form of meth.
Meth often comes from Mexican “super labs” or small labs in the U.S. There are “industrious” but desperate people who manufacture meth in their own homes. Making meth is highly dangerous not only because of the chemicals involved that can get into the walls, floors, and ceilings of a house, but the unstable chemicals can cause explosions.
If you purchase a home that has signs of being exposed to meth, you will become sick. Meth crystals vaporize when heated, and the vapor clings to surfaces. The vapor reforms into crystals and if you come in contact with these contaminated surfaces you could come down with chronic headaches, speed intoxication, nausea, and general malaise.
Homes infected with meth can be cleaned up, but it takes the skills of professionals. Meth cleanup in Utah means calling a meth clean up company who knows how to get rid of meth contamination. It is not an easy process, but cleanup can be done.