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Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine is an extremely powerful and addictive man made drug. It is typically produced in the form of a crystalline white powder; however, it may also be compressed into a pill form. Other colors of crystalline powder have been observed including brown, yellow-gray, orange, and pink. Methamphetamine is bitter tasting and dissolves easily in water and alcohol. In some cases the use of Methamphetamine causes violent and psychotic behavior. Many addicts report getting hooked after the initial use.

Crystal meth is another form of the drug that usually resembles small fragments of ice or shiny blue-white “rocks” of various sizes.

Street Names – Methamphetamine:

Crypto, Fast, Getgo, Methlies Quick, Mexican Crack, Pervitin ( Czech Republic,) Redneck Cocaine, Speed, Tick Tick, Tweak, Wash, Yaba, Yellow Powder, and Crank.

Street Names – Crystal Meth:

Batu, Blade, Cristy, Crystal, Crystal Glass, Crystal Tea, Crystalz, Glass, Go-Fast, Hot Ice, Ice, Quartz, Shabu, Shards, Stove Top, Tina, Tweak, and Ventana.

Short-Term Effects:

  • Sleeplessness
  • Erratic,bizzarre, violent behavior
  • Vomiting
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Agitation and aggressiveness
  • Anxiety and paranoia
  • Psychosis and panic
  • Hallucinations, hyperactivity, irritability
  • Tactile hallucination that creates the illusion of bugs burrowing under the skin

long - term effects:

  • Irreversible damage to blood vessels in the brain and heart, leading to strokes, heart attacks, and death.
  • Liver, kidney, and lung damage
  • Damage to the brain similar to Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy
  • Psychosis, apathy, disorientation, confusion
  • Those who recover usually have memory gaps and extreme mood swings