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Self Tests
Two good methamphetamine sites: - National Institute of Drug Abuse - Meth Info and PSAs for Meth in Montana

Drug Actions 4

1. Methamphetamine is also called crystal meth or even simply meth.(True / False)
2. Crystal methamphetamine is a central nervous system depressant.(True / False)
3. Crystal methamphetamine effects the peripheral nervous system.(True / False) (Clue: FALSE - it effects the CNS.)
4. Crystal methamphetamine is classified as a ... (stimulant or a depressant)
5. Crystal methamphetamine increases the levels of what neurotransmitter?
6. Methamphetamine can be taken orally or intranasally (snorting the powder), by intravenous injection, or by smoking. (True / False)
7. Methamphetamine causes increased heart rate and blood pressure and can cause irreversible damage to blood vessels in the brain, producing strokes.
8. Methamphetamine has very little effect on people over the age of 20 - it is primarily a drug for teenagers. (True / False)
9. Methamphetamine is an opioid - that means that acts on the endorphin neurotransmitters. (True / False)
10. Methamphetamine is highly addictive.


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