Nicotine is so addictive that many smokers who want to stop just can't give up cigarettes.
Other psychological symptoms include manic behavior, psychosis (losing touch with reality) and aggression, commonly known as 'Roid Rage'.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimated the worldwide production of amphetamine-type stimulants, which includes methamphetamine, at nearly 500 metric tons a year, with 24.7 million abusers.
3.3% of 12- to 17-year-olds and 6% of 17- to 25-year-olds had abused prescription drugs in the past month.
Ironically, young teens in small towns are more likely to use crystal meth than teens raised in the city.
Men and women who suddenly stop drinking can have severe withdrawal symptoms.
About one in ten Americans over the age of 12 take an Anti-Depressant.
After marijuana and alcohol, the most common drugs teens are misuing or abusing are prescription medications.3
There were over 20,000 ecstasy-related emergency room visits in 2011
Cocaine increases levels of the natural chemical messenger dopamine in brain circuits controlling pleasure and movement.
In the 1950s, methamphetamine was prescribed as a diet aid and to fight depression.
The majority of youths aged 12 to 17 do not perceive a great risk from smoking marijuana.
Crack cocaine earned the nickname crack because of the cracking sound it makes when it is heated.
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