Drug Category

Methamphetamines is from the amphetamines category. Amphetamines are strong stimulants that excite the central nervous system. Other drugs in the category are cocaine/crack and ritalin.

Slang Names

meth, speed, ice, crystal meth, glass, and poor man's cocaine

Short term effects

Decreased appetite, irregular heart beat, irratability, confusion, and anxiety

Long term effects

Violent behavior, auditory hallucinations, delusions and paranoia, homicidal or suicidal thoughts

Where to get help

Help Hotline: 1-800-448-3000

-confidential and open 24/7

Other Information

The most effective treatments for addiction are comprehensive cognitive-behavioral interventions.