Category archives: Drug Education

This page gives helpful tips in understanding drugs and how they effect the body and mind as well as how the manufacturing of drugs can harm the environment.

ALCOHOL - An Effective Solvent

Posted on : April 17, 2013 Updated on : March 11, 2015 in: Drug Education .

AN EFFECTIVE SOLVENT

 

Alcohol is a product of amazing versatility:

It will remove stains from designer clothes.

It will also remove the clothes off your back.

If it is used in sufficient quantity,

Alcohol will remove furniture from the home,

Rugs from the floor, food from the table,

Lining from the stomach, vision from the eyes

And judgment from the mind.

Alcohol will remove good reputations,

Good jobs, good friends, spouses, relationships,

Man's ability to adjust and live with his fellow man,

And even life itself.

As a remover of things, alcohol has no equal

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Montana Meth Project

Posted on : April 3, 2013 Updated on : April 3, 2013 in: Drug Education .

The The Meth Project was established by businessman Thomas M. Siebel in 2005 in response to the growing Meth epidemic in the United States.
The Meth Project is a large-scale prevention program aimed at reducing Meth use through public service messaging, public policy, and community outreach. Central to the program is a research-based marketing campaign, community action programs, and an in-school lesson all designed to communicate the risks of Meth use.

Warning: Video's and pictures are very graphic. 
http://www.methproject.org/ads/tv/?gclid=COX4qM2ZrLYCFY5_QgodP1cADw

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Tri-state alliance has potential in Meth war

Posted on : March 19, 2013 Updated on : March 19, 2013 in: Drug Education .

The battle against the spread of methamphetamine continues to add strategies.

Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna outlined a new program in which officials from our state will join those from Oregon and Idaho to crack down on the spread of the drug that is destroying lives and families at an increasing rate in our culture.

The newly formed Pacific Northwest Pr-Cursor Chemical Committee will work to monitor sales of anhydrous ammonia, red phosphorous and hydriotic acid, ingredients used to manufacture meth.

The move comes on top of state and federal restrictions on allergy and cold medications containing pseudo-ephedrine and ephedrine ...

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What is Methamphetamine?

Posted on : March 19, 2013 Updated on : March 19, 2013 in: Drug Education .

Methamphetamine is a dangerous stimulent. "Meth" creates feeling of euphoria and excitement by releasing high levels of the neurotransmitter, "dopamine".

"Meth" causes:

  • sleeplessness
  •  increased physical acitivy
  • decreased appetite
  • increased heart rate, blood pressure and respiration
  • limitless long term effects including cardiac and neurological damage.

"Meth users" may also exhibit:

  •  aggressive and psychotic behavior
  •  irritability and anxiety
  • paranoia or  auditory hallucinations as well as seizures or paranoia that is so severe the user becomes violent or suicidal.

"Meth" is smoked, snorted, injected, or administered orally.
Users refer to "Meth" as Lith, Crank, Cystal, Ice, Speed, Glass and Chalk.Methamphetamine is an ...

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What is GHB?

Posted on : March 19, 2013 Updated on : March 19, 2013 in: Drug Education .

GHB or Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid is a compound that was initially used by body builders to stimulate muscle growth.

In recent years GHB has become popular as a recreational drug amoung club kids and partygoers.

  • GHB users risk many negative physical effects including: vomiting, liver failure, potentially fatal respiratory problems, and tremors and seizures, which can result in a coma.
  • GHB has reportedly been used in cases of date rape.  Because GHB is odorless and tasteless, it can be slipped into someone's drink without detection.

GHB may also produce withdrawal effects, including insominia, anxiety, tremors and sweating.

GHB is reported ...

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Environmental hazards of Methamphetamine

Posted on : March 19, 2013 Updated on : March 20, 2013 in: Drug Education .

 

Environmental damage is another consequence of clandestine "Meth" labs. Meth lab "cooks" leave approximately six pounds of hazardous toxic waste for each pound of methamphetamine produced.

Lab operators often pour leftover chemicals and by-products down household drains, wells, storm drains, or directly onto the ground. Solvents and other toxic chemicals used in the methamphetamine manufacturing process pose long-term hazards because they remain in the soil and groundwater for years. Clean-up costs are extremely high because contaminated soil, buildings and other materials must be removed and incinerated.

Chemicals used to make Methamphetamine:

  • Solvents:  Acetone, ether/starter fluid, freon, hexane, methanol, toluene ...

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What can I do about Drugs & Drug Houses?

Posted on : March 19, 2013 Updated on : March 19, 2013 in: Drug Education .

Here are some signs to look for:

  • Chemical odors coming from the house, garbage or a detached  building.
  • Garbage containing numerous bottles, containers, and materials such as  those mentioned earlier in other articles.
  • Coffee filters, bed sheets or other material stained from filtering red  phosphorus or other chemicals. 
  • Occupant sets his garbage for pick-up in another neighbor's collection area. 

There are actions that "you" as a private citizen can take to ensure methamphetamine manufacturing and drug dealing is not occurring in your neighborhood.

  • If there is a life threatening emergency situation - please call 9-1-1
  •  If you observe unusual activity ...

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Questions and answers regarding alcohol

Posted on : March 19, 2013 Updated on : March 19, 2013 in: Drug Education .

Question:  Are beer and wine "safer" than hard liquor? 

Answer:    No.  One 12 ounce beer has about as much alcohol as a 1.5ounce shot of liquor, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a wine cooler.

Question:  Why can't teens drink if their parents can?

Answer:    Teens' bodies are still developing and alcohol has a greater impact on their physical and mental well-being.  For example, people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcoholism than those who begain drinking at age 21.

Question:   How can I say no to alcohol?  I'm ...

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*The truth about ALCOHOL - Tips for Teens:

Posted on : March 19, 2013 Updated on : March 19, 2013 in: Drug Education .

Get the facts: Alcohol affects your brain, your body, your self-control, and may even kill you. 

Slang:  Booze, Sauce, Brews, Brewskis, Hooch, Hard Stuff, Juice

Alcohol affects your brain:

Drinking alcohol leads to a loss of coordination, poor judgment, slowed reflexes, distorted vision, memory lapses and even blackouts.

Alcohol affects your body:

Alcohol can damage every organ in your body.  It is absorbed directly into your bloodstream and can increase your risk for a variety of life-threatening diseases, including cancer.

Alcohol affects your self-control:

Alcohol depresses your central nervous system, lowers your inhibitions, and impairs your judgment.  Drinking can lead ...

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Methamphetamine "Nothing to rave about"

Posted on : March 19, 2013 Updated on : March 19, 2013 in: Drug Education .

"Methamphetamine" ... also known as: Speed, Chalk, Ice, Crystal, Crank, Fire, and Glass are street terms for a man-made drug called Methamphetamine.

Methamphetamine is among the most addictive substances around. The drug can easily be made in secret laboratories from relatively inexpensive over-the-counter ingredients. This white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder can be smoked, snorted, injected, or swallowed. Teens may think that the bizarre way the drug makes them feel is cool; however, the drug is altering their brains--maybe PERMANENTLY.

Methamphetamine is not usually sold and bought on the streets like many other illicit drugs. Instead, people obtain supplies through friends or ...

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