Information About Methmphetamines
What Is Methamphetamine?
- Also known as “meth,” it is a laboratory-made, white, bitter tasting powder. Sometimes, meth is made into a white pill or a shiny, white or clear rock called a crystal.
- Meth is considered to be a stimulant drug.
Effects/Signs of Methamphetamine Use
- Stimulants are a class of drugs that can boost mood, increase feelings of well-being, increase energy, and make you more alert. But they can also have dangerous effects, including raised heart rate and blood pressure, with use leading to addiction.
- Signs of meth use include:
- Psychological side effects such as violent or reckless behavior
- Physical changes to appearance, such as weight loss, skin sores, or tooth decay
- Mood swings
- Lack of interest in socializing
- Tweaking (violent outbursts, quivering voice, rapid eye movement, jerky body movements)
- Lowered mental function
- The pressure of paraphernalia (i.e. glass pipes, aluminum foil, or used needles)