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Methamphetamine is a psychoactive (mind altering) drug that affects how we think and behave. It is a stimulant that speeds up our breathing, heart rate, thoughts and actions. Originally a prescription medication, most methamphetamine available today is manufactured in uncontrolled labs using chemicals and other ingredients that may be toxic. It comes in different forms—pills, powder, crystalline chunks called ‘crystal meth’


Smoking any illegal drug is risky because you can never know for sure what's in it or how it…

Injecting is the riskiest way to use drugs. Some of the risks are related to using needles. Other…

Health is a state of total well-being—physical, mental and social—helping us both survive and…

David Diamond, DLitt (Hon) Reprinted from "First Responders for Young People" issue of Visions Journal, 2006, 3 (2), p. 24 Vancouver’s Read more

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