What is methamphetamine?
Methamphetamine is an addictive stimulant that is made in underground labs with over the counter ingredients. Methamphetamine is also known as speed, meth, and chalk. It is a white, odorless, crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water and alcohol. When in the body, meth affects the central nervous system.
How is methamphetamine used?
Meth comes in many forms and can be injected, smoked, snorted, intravenously injected, or ingested.
What are the short term effects of methamphetamine use?
The short term effects of meth include increased attention and decreased fatigue, increased activity, decreased appetite, euphoria, increased respiration, hyperthermia.
What are the long term effects of methamphetamine use?
The long term effects of meth include: Dependence, paranoia, hallucinations, mood disturbances, repetitive motor activity, stroke, and weight loss.
The tolerance and addiction to meth happens very quickly due to the fact that the ‘rush’ felt when first taking the drug fades very quickly, and therefore, users will often binge on the drug in order to manta in their high.