- In 1943, meth was used to treat many disorders, including narcolepsy, depression, obesity, alcoholism, and ADHD. It was also used during World War II as a way to keep soldiers more alert.
- Prolonged use of meth can lead to sleeplessness, loss of appetite, increased blood pressure, paranoia, psychosis, aggression, disordered thinking, extreme mood swings, and hallucinations.
- Pharmaceutical meth is still available legally under a brand name, and it’s sometimes prescribed to treat severe obesity, narcolepsy, and ADHD.
- Withdrawals from heroin can result in restlessness, insomnia, diarrhea, vomiting, cold flashes, and muscle and bone pain. Sudden withdrawal by heavy users who are in poor health can be fatal.
- An estimated 16 million people in the world use heroin and opium.
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Alaskan Natives and Native Americans between the ages of 15 to 34.
- In 2010, Alaska had the second highest suicide rate in the U.S.
- Approximately four times more men than women commit suicide.
- The Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge protects 28,800 acres of wetlands, birch forests, tidal sloughs and mudflats, and lakes and streams.
- On their migration to northern breeding grounds, tens of thousands of ducks and other birds arrive at the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge from mid-April through May.
March 24, 2014
Meth, Knives, & Spears Facts