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Meth abuse among American teens


Last updated 6/26/2017 at Noon

Courtesy of Narconon Arrowhead

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive, highly dangerous synthetic drug substance. Also known by the nicknames Meth, Speed, Chalk and Tina, this stimulant drug is a type of amphetamine, which acts on the central nervous system in order to produce the desired effects.

Methamphetamine is considered to be the most potent of all available amphetamines. More specifically, methamphetamine stimulates the brain’s production of dopamine, a natural chemical that is involved in the processes of pleasure, reward, motivation and motor function. This over-production of d...

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