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About Crystal Meth (Methamphetamine)

Methamphetamine is a stimulant. Crystal Meth is chemically related to medications used to treat conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy (frequent, brief and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep) and even obesity.

Under controlled manufacturing and prescribing conditions, methamphetamine compounds have been useful in helping individuals who suffer with these conditions. However, as a recreational drug—with no controls over its purity or dosing—it is highly psychologically addictive.

Meth is a simple-to-manufacture drug that can be concocted from ingredients you may have laying around your house. An ounce of meth (with a street price of as much as $10,000.00) can be produced from less than $200 worth of raw materials, and that’s enough to get about 100 people high.

It’s easy to make, easy to get, easy to use, and it’s one of the most addictive substances on the planet. It can be smoked, snorted, injected or taken orally, and each method has a unique profile for stimulation. Smoking or injecting the drug creates an intense, extremely pleasurable rush or “flash.” This feeling lasts only a few minutes.

Snorting provides a euphoric feeling within three to five minutes, but without the intensity brought on by injection. Swallowing the drug also creates this euphoric sensation within fifteen to twenty minutes. One of the reasons users find the drug so addicting is the fleeting nature of the “high.” Users find the “tweaking” experience of increased energy and alertness, the euphoria and heightened sense of sexuality so desirable that they “chase the high,” eventually needing more of the drug, more often, to satisfy the cravings.


 
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