Stuff about Methamphetamines

By: Eamon and Chloe

Names and other forms of meth

some other names of meth are:

speed

amp
blue belly
crank
crystal

Alternative forms of meth are:

  1. Powder: a white, odorless, and bitter-tasting crystalline powder, readily soluble in water or alcohol.
  2. Crystal: Users smoke chunks of a very pure form of crystalline methamphetamine called Crystal Meth or Ice.

  3. Rock: Big chunks of the drug, usually found in yellow, white, pink, brown and green are usually ingested orally


Meth is a stimulant made in meth labs. It is manufactured using toxic chemicals such as lithium from batteries, bleach and drain cleaner, paint thinner, lye, red phosphorous and iodine crystals. It costs about $140 to make one ounce of meth and can be sold for as much as $1200.


Meth is administered in many ways such as smoking, snorting, and injecting it.


Long term effects: Using meth will lead to addiction, anxiety, confusion, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior.


Short Term effects: Increased attention and decreased fatigue

  • Increased activity and wakefulness
  • Decreased appetite
  • Euphoria and rush
  • Increased respiration
  • Rapid/irregular heartbeat
  • Hyperthermia
  • Some interesting facts about meth:

  • Wide availability
  • Low cost
  • It has a longer high than cocaine

  • Some ways to treat Meth addiction:

    Crystal meth addiction treatment can be done a number of different ways. Entering a detoxification facility followed by an addiction treatment program is the most efficient way to treat meth addiction.


    Some consequences of having meth:

    Federal law requires a minimum prison sentence of 5 years for possession of any amount over 5 grams, and a maximum sentence of 40 years