Methamphetamine is an extremely powerful and addictive drug. It is in the form of a crystalline white powder, bitter-tasting and dissolves easily in water or alcohol. Other colors of powder have been observed, including brown, yellow-gray, orange and even pink. It can also be compressed into pill form. Many addicts report getting hooked from the first use. It causes violent and psychotic behavior.
Crystal meth is another form of the drug that usually resembles small fragments of ice or shiny blue-white “rocks” of various sizes and is usually smoked.
Street names for Methamphetamine:
Street names for Crystal Meth:
Erratic, bizarre, violent behavior
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
Convulsions, seizures and death
Irreversible damage to blood vessels in the brain and heart, leading to strokes, heart attachs and death
Liver, kidney and lung damage
Damage to the brain similar to Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy.
Psychosis, apathy, disorientation, confused
Those who recover usually have memory gaps and extreme mood swings.
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