Methamphetamine

Fact Sheet by Trey Bryant and Kiersten Sutter

What is Methamphetamine?

Methamphetamine is a synthetic stimulant which increases activity in the central nervous system.

Other Names for Methamphetamine

The most commonly used nickname for methamphetamine is "meth." Other street names include ice, speed, chalk, crystal, glass, stove top, go-fast, and many more.

Mental, Emotional, and Social Health Risks

Methamphetamine can cause brain damage, organ failure, a stroke, and rotting of teeth. It can also cause paranoia, OCD, and psychosis. Finally, methamphetamine can cause social problems as well. These include withdrawal from friends and family, violent behavior, criminal activity, or even suicide.

Other Facts:

Meth can be injected, snorted, smoked, or swallowed. Meth is highly addictive, in fact, it is one of the most addictive substances.