Methamphetamines

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)
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