Methampetamine

By: Hannah Clark

What is it?

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug, it is typically smoked, snorted, injected, or dissolved in water or alcohol. The drug is odorless, white, bitter tasting and comes in the form of powder.

Statistics

  • 4.5% of American high-school seniors and 4.1% of tenth grade students said they've used methamphetamine at least once in their life.
  • 13 million people over the age of 12 has used methamphetamine- 529,00 are everyday users.

Slang Term

  • Meth
  • Crystal
  • Chalk
  • ice
  • Brown
  • Crank
  • Chicken feed
  • Fast
  • Yaba
  • Yellow powder

Short- Term effects

  • Increased wakefulness and insomnia
  • Decreased appetite
  • Aggression
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness Convulsions
  • Heart attack

Long-Term effects

  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • insomnia
  • Aggression
  • Mood swings
  • psychosis
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions (Bugs under skin)

Advice

Honestly, wouldn't think about doing the drug because it does have horrible long term effects and is also known as one of the most highly addictive drugs.