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					  LINDSEY SMITH
DRUG & ALCOHOL ADVISOR

LCS DRUGS CONSULTANCY

 lcsdrugs@hotmail.com
LCS DRUGS CONSULTANCY
 WORKING WORLDWIDE
     METH
 POOR MAN’S COCAINE
ICE, GLASS, CRANK, ZIP,
        TWEAK.
METH USER GUIDE
• SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

  • EARLY METH USE

• CONTINUED METH USE

• ADVANCED METH USE
METH FORMS
           METH INGREDIENTS

•   LITHIUM
•   MURIATIC ACID
•   SULFURIC ACID
•   ETHER
•   RED PHOSPHORUS
•   LYE
METH FACTORY
           METH
   • THE COMMON FORM OF METH
   • PURCHASED AT STREET LEVEL
    • WILL BE A GRAINY POWDER
 • RANGING FROM WHITE THROUGH
• PINK TO A MORE COMMON YELLOW
TYPES OF METH
METH METHODS OF USE
           • SNORTING
• Taken as a line or small pile (blip)

            • SMOKING
      • Via a pipe or silver foil

           • I.V. INJECTING
             • Pinning
    SIGNS/ SYMPTOMS: EARLY USE
• EUPHORIA             • INCESSANT TALKING
• PARANOIA             • R.E.M.
• DECREASED APPETITE   • INCREASED BODY
• INCREASED PHYSICAL     TEMPERATURE
  ACTIVITY             • DILATED PUPILS
• ANXIETY, SHAKING     • SWEATING NOT
  HANDS                  RELATED TO PHYSICAL
• NERVOUSNESS            ACTIVITY
          USER EXPERIENCE
                • FEMALE 21
• ME AND MY BOYFRIEND TRIED HALF A GRAM
  SNORTING THREE DOSES EACH OVER SEVEN
  HOURS. IT CAME ON IN ABOUT TEN MINUTES. I
  FOUND I COULD TALK MORE AND CONCENTRATE
  FOR LONGER. MY MIND SEEMED FOCUSED ON
  WHATEVER TASK WAS AT HAND.
HIGH ON METH
        HONEYMOON ON METH

• METH INCREASES DOPAMINE IN THE BRAIN
  GIVING THE USER A SENSE OF WELLBEING,
  CONFIDENCE, ALERT AND FULL OF ENERGY.

• HOURS AFTER TAKING METH THE BRAIN
  RELEASES AN ENZYME THAT STOPS THE FLOW
  OF DOPAMINE.
           SIGNS/SYMPTOMS:
             CONTINUED USE
•   WEIGHT LOSS          •   PICKING AT SKIN OR HAIR
•   STRONG BODY ODOR     •   AGGRESSIVE ATTITUDE
                         •   VIOLENT BEHAVIOR
•   SHADOWS UNDER EYES
                         •   DEPRESSION
•   DRY ITCHY SKIN       •   WITHDRAWAL
•   PALE COMPLEXION      •   NAIL BITING
•   ACNE/SORES           •   NOSE BLEEDS
•   IRRITABLE/MOODY      •   DERMATITIS
                         •   LACK OF PERSONAL HYGIENE
            USER EXPERIENCE
                       • MALE 23
• I HAVE HAD THREE BASHES AT CRANK. FIRST TIME
  WAS WITH A FRIEND AT 16. I HAD TRIED COKE BUT
  THIS IS NICER. IT FEELS PLEASANT, COMFORTABLE, I
  COULD JUST DO THINGS. SECOND TIME WAS A BINGE,
  GOT WASTED AND FELT CRAP FOR DAYS AFTER.
• LAST TIME I GOT ILL. TEMPERATURE WENT UP AND
  ENDED UP IN HOSPITAL..
        PROLONGED METH USE
• PROLONGED USE LEAVES THE USER UNABLE TO
  FEEL NATURAL PLEASURE.

• UNPREDICTABLE MOVEMENT AND BEHAVIOUR.

• PICKING AT SKIN
DAMAGE TO SKIN
          SIGNS/SYMPTOMS:
            ADVANCED USE
• EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS   • SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS
                          SYMPTOMS SIMILAR TO
• HAIR LOSS               SCHIZOPHRENIA
• DISCOLOURED, ROTTEN   • ANGER, PANIC, PARANOIA,
  OR MISSING TEETH        AUDITORY & VISUAL
• CORNEAL ULCERATIONS     HALLUCINATIONS,
                          REPETITIVE ACTIONS
                        • COMPULSIVE DISORDERS
              USER EXPERIENCE
                       • FEMALE 27
•   FIRST TIME WITH MATES, I WAS ABOUT TWENTY.
    SNORTED A LINE ABOUT AN INCH LONG. IT HIT REALLY
    QUICK AND I STARTED HYPER GABBIN. THEN YOU GET
    THE DRIP DOWN THE THROAT.
•    MOVED ON TO SMOKING THEN PINNING.
•   LIFE’S SHIT NOW, LOOKS, HEALTH, MATES ALL GONE.
•   JUST ME AND THE CRANK LEFT.
           METH ADDICTION
• METH USERS SUFFER THE SAME CYCLES AS
  CRACK USERS
• BINGES CAN LAST FOR WEEKS
• THE LACK OF SLEEP, MENTAL AND PHYSICAL
  EFFECTS CAN LEAD THE USER TO LOSING TOUCH
  WITH REALITY
      METH OVERDOSE

OVERDOSE CAN OCCUR ON AS LITTLE AS
 50 MILLIGRAMS FOR A NON TOLERANT
              USER.
     STRENGTH OF BATCH VARIES
           SIGNS/SYMPTOMS:
            METH OVERDOSE
• HIGH FEVER              • CONVULSIONS TREMORS
• CHEST PAIN              • DANGEROUS RISE IN BODY
• RAPID BREATHNG            TEMPERATURE (UP TO 108’)
                          • SEEING SPOTS
• SUDDEN, DANGEROUS
  INCREASE IN BLOOD       • (DUE TO PRESSURE ON THE
  PRESSURE                  NERVES OF EYES)
                          • CARDIOVASCULAR
• PROFUSE SWEATING
                            COLLAPSE
• RISK OF HEART ATTACK,
  STROKE OR COMA
METH ADDICTION TREATMENT



 TRADITIONAL TREATMENT METHODS
ARE NOT EFFECTIVE FOR METH ADDICTS
DEALING WITH TWEAKERS
     • KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
       • NO BRIGHT LIGHTS
      • SLOW YOUR SPEECH
      • LOWER YOUR VOICE
   • SLOW YOUR MOVEMENTS
  • KEEP YOUR HANDS VISIBLE
 • KEEP THE TWEAKER TALKING
ASSESSMENT NEEDS
    • STAGE OF USE
  • PHYSICAL HEALTH
  • EMOTIONAL STATE
   • MENTAL HEALTH
• SPIRITUAL WELLBEING
 • PRACTICAL AGENDA
                 DENTIST
•   MAKE SURE YOU
•   INFORM THE CLIENT THE
•   DENTIST WILL NEED TO
•   KNOW WHAT IS IN THE
•   SYSTEM
                METH MOUTH
                SYMPTOMS
• DRY MOUTH (METH DRIES
  SALIVA GLANDS)
• TOOTH DECAY (TRYING TO
  TREAT DRIP WITH SUGARY
  DRINKS)
• CRACKED TEETH
  (GRINDING)
• GUM DISEASE (METH
  CAUSES BLOOD VESSEL
  RESTRICTION)
           DETOX
      CRASHING ON ADMISSION
     (MAY BE UP TO FOUR DAYS)
INPATIENT TIME MAY NEED TO BE UP TO
             SIX WEEKS
COMMUNITY KEYWORKING
CLIENT CONTACT MAY NEED TO BE OVER
         EIGHTEEN MONTHS
 USE OF SUPPORT GROUPS ESSENTIAL
    INVOLVEMENT OF DUAL AGENCY
           KEYWORKING
MAKE SURE THE FAMILY IS TREATED AS
              A UNIT
METH CHILDREN
  LCS DRUGS
 CONSULTANCY
       CONTACT
    01322 370336
lcsdrugs@hotmail.com
       DENTIST
MAKE SURE YOU INFORM THE CLIENT
 THE DENTIST WILL NEED TO KNOW
     WHAT IS IN THE SYSTEM

				
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