METHAMPHETAMINE

WHAT IS IT?

Methamphetamine is a stimulant that speeds up the body’s system. It is available as a prescription, Desoxyn, to treat obesity and ADHD. Crystal meth resembles glass fragments and is an illegally altered version of the prescription drug that is cooked with over-the-counter drugs in meth labs.

STREET NAMES

Meth, Speed, Ice, Shards, Bikers Coffee, Stove Top, Tweak, Yaba, Trash, Chalk, Crystal, Crank, Shabu

HOW IT IS TAKEN

  • Powder, pill
  • Smoked, snorted, injected
  • To intensify the effects, users may take higher doses of the drug, take it more frequently, or change their method of intake

HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE BODY?

  • Highly addictive
  • Agitation, increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Increased respiration and body temperature
  • Anxiety, paranoia
  • High doses can cause convulsions, cardiovascular collapse, stroke or death

Reference: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/drugs/methamphetamine