Methamphetamine

By: Taylor Fenner

WHAT TYPE OF DRUG IS IT:

Methamphetamine is an addictive stimulant.

SLANG NAMES:

Cystal, meth, glass, speed

HOW IS IT USED?

It can be taken orally, snorted, injected, or smoked

LEGAL OR ILLEGAL?

Cystal meth is normally made in a lab. It can be legal and illegal, but either way it harms the environment.

SHORT-TERM EFFECTS:

  • Less sleep
  • Hihg blood pressre and heart rate

  • Decreased appetite
  • Hyperthermia
  • LONG-TERM EFFECTS:

  • Mood swings
  • Violence
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations and delusions
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Severe dental problems
  • Confusion and memory problems
  • Addiction