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08
Jun
10

Do you know your Meth?

I came across this Meth quiz on The Partnership for a Drug-Free America‘s website.  Test your knowledge.

1. Meth is made from:
a) Only natural products from the earth
b) Paint thinner, battery acid and cat litter
c) Caffeine and sugar
d) Cocaine

2. The meth problem exists:
a) Only in the Midwest
b) Only in rural communities
c) In numerous cities and towns across America
d) Only on spring break

3. Meth has the ability to:
a) Make problems disappear permanently
b) Cause delusions and violent rages
c) Relieve common cold symptoms
d) Help you ace algebra without ever studying for a test

4. Meth labs are:
a) Found in chemistry classrooms in select high schools
b) Where meth users conduct science experiments
c) Completely safe and totally harmless to children and the environment
d) Often located in a basement, garage or even a bedroom or car

5. If a person uses meth for a long time, he or she:
a) Can damage his or her internal organs, which can lead to kidney and heart failure
b) Will become the valedictorian
c) Will have a smaller chance of becoming addicted
d) Will get it for free since he or she is such a loyal user

6. Meth Cooks are:
a) Gourmet chefs in four-star restaurants
b) People who use meth as an ingredient in their everyday recipes
c) People who illegally produce meth their own home
d) A new indie-rock band

7. If you only use meth a few times, you:
a) Will make a lot more friends
b) Might think bugs are crawling under your skin, and scratch at your body to get rid of them
c) Will build up a tolerance toward other drugs
d) Won’t get in as much trouble with the law if you are caught

8. Common slang terms for meth are:
a) Tina and chalk
b) Blow and nose candy
c) Dope and smack
d) Grass and hash

9. Meth is:
a) A stimulant
b) An illegal drug
c) Addictive
d) All of the above

ANSWERS

1. (B): Meth is made from some pretty nasty products. Among paint thinner, battery acid and cat litter, there is also iodine, kerosene and drain cleaner, just to name a few more.

2. (C): Meth production, sales and addiction are problems which are now affecting communities across America. Although meth was once found in predominantly rural, Midwestern towns and West Coast cities, it should no longer be associated with these areas. Although meth could be used on a spring break trip, there are unfortunately many more places than a tropical island where abuse takes place.

3. (B): Chronic meth use can cause hallucinations, delusions and violent behavior as it affects the central nervous system.

4. (D): Meth labs can often go undetected in regular, suburban neighborhoods, as meth cooks can produce large amounts of the drug in the comfort of their own home. This is highly dangerous and illegal.

5. (A): Meth puts a huge strain on a user’s internal organs as it drastically affects the central nervous system. Since the body is working overtime, there is an increased risk of heart failure and death associated with this drug.

6. (C): An eerie fact of the meth business is that it takes place in the neighborhoods in which you’re supposed to feel safe. Meth cooks are just ordinary citizens who illegally make an addictive and sometimes lethal substance right inside their own homes.

7. (B): A common side affect meth users may experience are hallucinations, which can include the feeling that bugs are crawling underneath one’s skin. Since they’re usually too preoccupied with scratching away these imagined bugs, meth users don’t have much time to be making new friends.

8. (A): Meth is commonly referred to as Tina and chalk, as well as crystal, ice, glass and crank. (B) lists slang terms for cocaine, while (C) and (D) refer to street names for heroin and marijuana respectively.

9. (D): As you probably have learned by taking this quiz, meth is a stimulant, it’s highly addictive and is illegal. You might want to think twice about trying it. It’s a horrible trap you don’t want to go anywhere near.

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