Friday, February 8, 2008


Speed, meth, chalk. In its smoked form, it is often referred to as ice, crystal, crank, or glass. Those are all street names for methamphetamine (mAMP). Call it what you may, but meth use and its symptoms are one in the same. If it's taken in large doses, methamphetamine's frequent effects are irritability, aggressive behavior, anxiety, excitement, auditory hallucinations, and paranoia along with delusions and psychosis. Meth abusers tend to be violent. Mood changes are also common, and the abuser can rapidly change from friendly to hostile. The paranoia produced by methamphetamine abuse results in suspiciousness, hyperactive behavior, and dramatic mood swings.

Meth use visually appears to accelerate aging when you browse the online before and after photos of methamphetamine users, displayed by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s office. They are photos of methamphetamine users ranging from when they first started using methamphetamines, and photos as time went on. Sadly, they look very aged within only a five-year period. Meth use and its quick-to-age side affect is looked at as some unknown yet accepted process that goes with the territory, or something to be expected for living life in the fast lane.

Drug addiction is a major concern in almost every part of the country. The number of people dependent on illegal drugs is very high in Washington. As Canada and Washington share a same border, it serves as a transshipment point for most of the drugs and monies. Most of the drugs like the marijuana and other drugs get an easy entry to the United States. Crystal methamphetamine has made Washington its home. Methamphetamine is easily available in any corner of Washington. Drug trafficking organizations are responsible for distributing the methamphetamine.

Sunday, February 3, 2008


Phentermine hydrochlorie or Adipex-P is a prescription appetite suppressant that can help you lose weight when supplemented by exercise and a well-balanced diet. Long-term use of Phentermine is contra-indicated as it may result in complications, such as the primary pulmonary hypertension, a rare, fatal disease of the lungs, as well as valvular heart disease.

Phentermine pills are available in different compositions and must be bought only on the doctor's orders. Since different companies are producing it, it is released into the market with different brand names, imprint names and others. People use phentermine because they want to lose weight.

Phentermine, like other amphetamines, confuses the neurotransmitters connected to the brain. As a result, the brain does not receive a hunger signal. This succeeds in reducing the appetite as the brain sends out satiation signals instead of hunger signals. The brain gets a wrong message of satiety due to the raised leptin levels.

For some, phentermine is the perfect drug; it decreases their hunger, and they can abstain from eating unhealthy, unnecessary food. For others, phentermine is a nightmare. Overall results of using phentermine is include loss of appetite, more energy expenditure and ultimately weight reduction due to decreased fat stored in the body.