Mkpuru mmiri (Seed of Water) is an Igbo slang for Crystal meth otherwise known as Methamphetamine. It is an illicit crystal narcotic hallucinogen that affects the Central Nervous System (CNS) and causes psychosis. Over 75 percent of those who abuse methamphetamine in our society are adversely affected.
What is Methamphetamine?
Drug Literature classified Metamphetamine as a powerful, highly addictive man made stimulant that affects the central nervous system. The Crystal form of Methamphetamine looks like a glass fragment and is chemically similar to amphetamine. It was used during World War II to keep soldiers awake.
Methamphetamine can be taken by smoking, swallowing, snorting or injecting the powder that has been dissolved in water or alcohol.
Effects of Methamphetamine
Methamphetamine has been proven to have adverse effect on users. When used, dopamine floods the parts of the brain that regulate feelings of pleasure, making the user to feel confident and energetic.
- Methamphetamine could increase your temperature so high that you could pass out or die.
- Methamphetamine can cause insomnia. It can make user anxious, confident and often times accompanied by mood swing.
- Methamphetamine causes aging. Users of Methamphetamine appears older than their age with dull skin, sore, pimples, stained, broken, or rotting teeth.
- It affects the lungs and hearts
- It can cause hallucination and psychosis
How to Identify Methamphetamine User
Methamphetamine users most times
- Pay less attention to their appearance thus appear tattered and unkept.
- Obsessive picking of skin or hair
- Loss of appetite and weight loss
- Rapid eye movement and dilated pupil
- Strange sleeping pattern, erratic movement, twitching and mood swing
- Psychotic behavior and hallucination
Treatment of Methamphetamine addiction
Treatment of Methamphetamine addiction is one of the hardest drug addiction to treat. However, Methamphetamine addiction can be treated through professional counselor or drug treatment program.