Methamphetamines Meth 101 Ice

Course Description:
"Methamphetamine-Will You Survive This Ice Age?"

The Methamphetamine and Methamphetamine Clandestine Laboratory Recognition class is geared toward providing the student with a working knowledge of how Methamphetamine chemically affects the brain and body, as well as provides the student with the ability to recognize Methamphetamine or Methamphetamine users through its origins and description, through its effects on the user, as well as through common paraphernalia associated with Methamphetamine abuse. The course also offers the student a basic working knowledge of a Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratory and the chemicals that are involved in its use, which gives the student the ability to recognize a Methamphetamine Lab and how to safely deal with a Meth Lab if and when one is discovered.

The instructor utilizes a power point type presentation that contains bulleted information as well as videos and pictures containing images of Methamphetamine users, symptoms of Meth use as well as paraphernalia that is utilized to use or produce Methamphetamine.

The learning objectives of the class are as follows:

  1. The student will be able to understand the common street names for Meth and how Meth gets its various street names.

  2. The student will understand a basic history of Meth and how Meth use has changed from a predominantly Caucasian based drug to a drug used in every culture of America.

  3. The student will be able to understand why Methamphetamine is so addictive due to its ability to release large amounts of adrenaline and dopamine in the brain.

  4. The student will be able to identify the origins of Methamphetamine dating back to the late 1800’s and Methamphetamine’s spread throughout the United States.

  5. The student will be able to physically identify Methamphetamine by its description and photographs.

  6. The student will be able to identify the physical and mental effects that the drug produces in users.

  7. The student will be able to understand the three most common forms of Methamphetamine production and what the key components are to each of the production methods.

  8. The student will be able to identify common indicators that a Meth lab is being used in various settings, to include homes, apartments, outbuildings, as well as in hotel rooms or vehicles.

  9. The student will learn the various first responder dangers to a Meth lab and how to avoid common mistakes in dealing with a Meth lab environment.

This course also addresses the areas of community involvement as well as treatment options that are being used to combat addiction in our local areas.