Methamphetamine, also known as “meth,” “speed,” “crank,” or “ice,” is a powerful and highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Meth is a synthetic drug produced or sold as pills, capsules, or powder that can be smoked, snorted, injected, or swallowed. As a powder it can be clear, milky white or yellowish brown (“crystal meth”). It can also look like chipped ice, rock salt or chipped glass (“ice”).

Methamphetamine is neurotoxic, meaning it damages the nervous system. Meth use can cause dependence and addiction psychosis, stroke, dangerously high body temperature, and cardiac arrhythmia. Withdrawal often results in severe depression and paranoia.

Meth can be made almost anywhere – in a basement, the backseat of a car – even alongside a road. Most of the ingredients used to manufacture meth are fairly common yet extremely deadly. They include drain cleaner, battery acid, paint thinner and starting fluid.

What it looks like

It can be found as a powder that is clear, milky white or yellowish brown (“crystal meth”). It can also look like chipped ice, rock salt or chipped glass (“ice”).

What it is called

  • Speed
  • Crank
  • Crystal
  • Glass
  • Tweak
  • Pink champagne
  • Peanut butter
  • Rock candy
  • Go-fast

How it is used

  • Swallowed in tablets or capsules
  • Snorted
  • Smoked
  • Injected into a vein
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