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I have two questions, What does the Arizona law say about methamphetamines, And What are signs/characteristics/behaviors that someone is using this drug?
Arizona law classifies methamphetamine as a dangerous drug (A.R.S. §13-3401)
and makes it a crime to knowingly use, possess, buy, sell, transport, or manufacture. It is also a crime to possess the equipment or chemicals to manufacture Methamphetamine. (A.R.S. §13-3407)
. The criminal penalties for violation of the laws are harsh and include significant prison time and fines. (A.R.S. §13-712)
Methamphetamine users may exhibit any of the following behaviors:
- Increase in energy & alertness
- Irritability or aggression
- Dilated pupils or other changes in vision-a user’s eyes may dart back and forth.
- Shortness of breath
- Abnormal sweating
- Chemical odor on the breath
- Changes in speech—a user may have bursts of energy
- Compulsion—a user may become overly clean or repetitive with actions
- Mood changes- a user may change from being extremely friendly to being hostile or aggressive.
- Withdrawal- a user may begin to distance his or herself from friends and family. A user may also become depressed.
- Changes in friends
In addition, users may exhibit the following physical symptoms:
- Poor hygiene
- Body sores
- Severe Weight Loss
- Extreme Depression
- Meth-Mouth: Meth reduces saliva in around the teeth. This combined with the fact that users typically consume excessive amounts of sugared, carbonated soft-drinks, neglect brushing, and grind teeth results in meth mouth.