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Methamphetamine (Meth)

What is Meth?

Meth is made up of clear, chunky crystals that look like ice. It can be taken orally, or by snorting, injection or smoking. Meth is chemically related to amphetamines, but its effects on the central nervous system are more powerful.

Street names:

Ice, Chalk, Crank, Crystal, Fire, Glass, Meth, Speed

Did you know?

  • Meth is extremely addictive.
  • A side effect of meth is called "Meth mouth," a condition in which the teeth rot from the inside out.

Dangerous because:

  • Use causes irregular heartbeat and convulsions, tremors, insomnia, aggression, and paranoia.
  • Long-term effects can include violent behavior, and hallucinations that can occur even after the user has stopped taking the drug.
  • Use can cause stroke, anorexia, heart attack, and death.

Signs of use:

  • Aggressive and violent behavior
  • Nervous physical activity
  • Scabs and open sores
  • Loss of appetite