Methamphetamine

A deadly stimulant

This drug is an extremly addictive stimulant drug that is chemically simular to amphetamine. It takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting chrystalline powder.

Other Names for Methamphetamine

  • meth
  • crystal
  • chalk
  • ice
  • crank

History of Methamphetamine

Meth was first made in Germany in 1887. It was used in World War 2 when both sides used it to keep the troops awake. In 1950, it was prescribed as a diet aid and to fight depression.

Dangers of use

  • increased heart rate
  • convulsions
  • death
  • hallucinations
  • tooth decay
  • brain damage
  • liver, kidney, and lung damage
  • heart attack
  • stroke
  • blindness

How addictive is this drug?

  • burns up the body's resources, creating a dependence that can only be relieved by taking more
  • many users get hooked on the first time they use it

If you are addicted go to:

  • behavioral therapies
  • 12 step support
  • individual counseling

A Few Ingredients in Meth

  • nail polish remover
  • batteries
  • brake fluid
  • hydrochloric acid
  • road flares
  • toilet cleaner

By Sunny and Natallea