Methamphetamine and Its Devastating Effects

Methamphetamine, also called meth, is a highly addictive stimulant drug. The chemical name for methamphetamine is n-methyl-1-phenyl-propan-2-amine. When the drug is in its crystal form, it is known as ice, crystal meth and sometimes Tina.

The Ways Meth is Usually Used

Methamphetamine Abuse and Symptoms

The Dangers of Methamphetamine

In most cases, methamphetamine is put in a glass pipe and smoked, similar to how crack cocaine is used. It is often dissolved in water and injected, or it can be dry and injected. It has also been snorted, put in the anus or swallowed.

In females, meth addiction is often used for producing quick weight loss results. Those effects are not lasting and weight will come back. The human body will eventually build its tolerance for the drug of abuse and about six weeks after continual use of the drug, the weight will be regained. In most cases, because of this and the way it can be addicting, most doctors won’t prescribe the medication for weight loss any longer.

Others like to use methamphetamine because it is a stimulant and helps them feel more energetic, alert and able to concentrate and focus. It also is good for making one feel not hungry or sleepy. On the flip side, others may take methamphetamine because they feel down or depressed. They are often taken for increasing sexual pleasure as it is one of the side effects of taking the medication. Meth addiction treatment will provide you with the best chance at a successful and happy life!

The Horrific Effects of Methamphetamine

Methamphetamines have many effects of which we will list below. Due to the way that crystal meth is produced, it is never a pure drug so it is always considered dangerous as a street drug. The immediate and most common side effects after taking methamphetamine is increased energy, constricted arteries, loss of appetite, diarrhea, sweating, euphoria, tremors, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure and an increase in the body’s blood sugar level.

When methamphetamines are used more chronically, the effects will be more serious. They include cravings for the drug, weight loss, withdrawal, depression, tooth decay and tooth loss, psychosis, as well as developing a tolerance for the drug and needing more to get the effects.

When someone overdoses on methamphetamines they can suffer brain damage, hallucinations, the feeling of things crawling on the flesh, tension headaches, delusions, breakdown of muscles and possibly death due to cardiac arrest or a stroke.

Crystal Meth and the Dangers

Methamphetamine can be prescribed to humans who are obese, who are attention deficit or hyperactive. Crystal meth, on the other hand, is made in the streets illegally by labs that alter the drug chemically. Usually drugs like pseudo ephedrine and ephedrine that are in cold medications are used to make crystal meth. Making crystal meth is considered very dangerous to those making it as well as people that live in the surrounding area. Crystal meth can produce dangerous gases that can cause a meth lab to blow up. The vapors used to make meth are also highly dangerous and toxic. No one wants to live in a neighborhood with someone making meth, but you may not really know if it is taking place.

One way to detect if meth is being made is to look for the supplies around the trash that people would use to make meth. Here are a few methamphetamine facts to describe the deadly ingredients used to cook meth: acetone, rubbing alcohol, mineral spirits, bleach, car battery acid, cold tablets with pseudo ephedrine, lithium, paint thinner and ether. Also, people tend to put “keep out” signs around their homes and you may notice a bad small if meth is being made. The odor may be a different smell such as ammonia or cat urine odor, or even a bit like rotten eggs. You would probably see a ventilation system such as a chimney or some fans that are being used to get rid of the vapors but you won’t see signs of cooking. You may notice dead spots of grass in a person’s yard because the chemicals would certainly kill the grass. If you would like to learn more on meth addiction continue viewing to read the jaw dropping crystal meth statistics.

Street Names for Methamphetamine


Street Names
20/20 ("Clear Vision" Hawaii)
222 (Chiacgo)
Agua
Albino Poo
Alffy
All Tweakend Long
Amp
Anny
Anything Going On
Bache Knock
Bache Rock
Bag Chasers
Baggers
Barney Dope
Batak (Philippine Street Name)
Bato
Bato-(Philippine Steet Name)
Batu Kilat (Malaysia, it means shining rocks)
Batu or Batunas (Hawaii)
Batuwhore
Beegokes
Bianca
Bikerdope
Billy, Or Whizz, (Britain - after a cartoon character in a kids comic called Billy Whizz who seemed to be always on the stuff!)
Bitch
Biznack
Blanco
Blizzard
Blue Acid
Blue belly
Blue Funk, (Southwest Area of SD Ca.)
Bomb
Booger
Boorit-Cebuano (Filipino Street Name)
Boo-Yah! (Southwest Area of SD Ca.)
Bottles (Used in New Zealand 7/31/07)
Brian Ed
Buff Stick
Bugger Sugar
Buggs
Bumps
Buzzard Dust
Caca
Candy
Cankinstien
CC
Chach
ChaChaCha
Chalk
Chalk Dust
Chank
Cheebah
Cheese
Chicken Flippin
Chikin or Chicken
Chingadera
Chittle
Chizel
Chiznad
Choad
Chunkylove (Missouri)
Clavo
Clean out the chimney (Used in New Zealand 7/31/07)
Coco
Coffee
Cookies
CR (California Central Valley)
Crack Whore
Crank
Crank Is "Walk" & Coke Is "Talk."
Crankster Gansters
Cri,Cri (Mexican Border in Southwest Arizona)
Criddle
Cringe
Critty
Crizzy
Crothch Dope
Crow
Crunk
Crypto
Crystal
Crystal Meth
Crystalight
Cube
Debbie, Tina, And Crissy
Devil Dust
Devils Dandruff
Devils Drug
Dingles
Dirt
Dirty
Dizzle (Missouri)
Dizzo (Missouri)
Dizzy D
D-Monic Or D
Do Da
Doody
Doo-My-Lau(H.B.)
Dope
Drano
Dummy Dust
Dyno
Epimethrine
Epod
Eraser Dust
Ethyl-M
Evil Yellow
Fatch (Mexican Border In The Southwest Arizona Area)
Fedrin
Fil-Layed
Fizz Wizz
G (short for Glass or Go-fast)
Gab
Gackle-a Fackle-a
Gak
Gas
Gear Or Get Geared Up
Gemini
Gina or "I want to talk to Gina tonight" (Calif; 11/18/07)
Glass
Go
Go Fast
Go-ey
Go-Go
Go-Go Juice
Gonzales (Like the cartoon "Speedy")
Goop
Got Anything
Grit
Gumption
Gyp
Haiwaiian Salt
Hank
High Riders (Used in New Zealand 7/31/07)
High Speed Chicken Feed
Highthen
Hillbilly Crack
Hippy Crack
Holy Smoke (Hong Kong)
Homework (This is because homework is generally done on paper which had lines)
Hoo
Horse Mumpy (Tampa, Florida)
Hydro
Hypes
Ibski
Ice
Ice Cream
Icee
Ish
Izice
Jab
Jasmine
Jenny Crank Program, (jenny crank diet) (Seattle, WA 11/4/07)
Jetfuel
Jib
Jib Nugget
Jibb Tech Warrier
Jinga
Juddha
Juice
Junk (San Diego)
Kibble
Killer
KooLAID
Kryptonite
LA glass (pure meth with no cuts)
Lamer
Laundry Detergent
Lemon Drop
Life
Lily
Linda
Lost Weekend (Bay Area SF)
Love
Low
Lucille
M Man
Magic
Meth
Meth Monsters
Methaine
Methandfriend
Methandfriendsofmine
Methanfelony
Methatrim
Methmood
Method
Moon Juice (Missouri)
Motivation in a bag (cleve or Columbus, Ohio; (11/19/07)
Nazi Dope
Ned
Newday
Night Train (11/7/07)
No Doze
Nose Candy
On A Good One
Patsie
Peaking
Peanut Butter
Peel Dope
Phazers
Phets
Philopon (East Asia)
Pieta
Pink
Poison
Poop
Poop'd Out
Poor Man's Coccaine (Philippines)
Pootananny
Powder
Powder Monkeys
Powder Point
Project Propellant
Puddle
Pump (Bay Area SF)
Q'd
Quarter Tee Bag
Quick (Canada)
Quill
Rachet Jaw
Rails
Rails
Rank
Redneck Heroin (Atlanta)
Richie Rich
Rip
Rock
Rock
Rocket Fuel
Rocky Mountain High
Rosebud
Rudy's
Rumdumb
Running Pizo
Sack
Sam's Sniff
Sarahs
Satan Dust
Scante (Hispanic Population in Southern California)
Scap
Schlep Rock
Scooby Snax
Scud
Scwadge
Shab
Sha-Bang
Shabs (San Francisco)
Shabu
Shamers
Shards
Shia (Missouri)
Shit
Shiznack, Shiznac, Sciznac or Shiznastica
Shiznit
Shiznittlebang
Shiznitty
Shizzo
Shnizzie Snort
Shwack
Skeech
Sketch
Ski
Skitz
Sky Rocks
Sliggers
smack
Smiley Smile
Smurf Dope
Smzl
Snaps
Sniff
Snow, Motivation (Colorado Springs, CO)
Space Food
Spaceman
Spagack
Sparacked
Sparked
Sparkle
Speed
Speed Racer
Spin, Spin, Spin
Spinack
Spindarella
Spinney Boo
Spinning
Spishak
Spook
Sprack
Sprizzlefracked
Sprung (Mississippi)
Spun Ducky Woo
Squawk
Stallar
Sto-Pid
Styels
Sugar
Suger
Sweetness
Swerve
Syabu (pronounced "shabu" - SE Asia)
T. D. - for - Tink Dust (as in: ''Tinkerbell", from Disney)
Ta'doww (Southwest Area of SD Ca.)
Talkie
Talkie
Tasmanian Devil
Tenner
the attenborough (London; 11/29/07)
The New Prozac
The White House
Tical
TIK (1/27/08 - South Africa)
Tina Or Teena
Tish - Shit Backwards (C.V. Calif. area)
Tobats
Toots
Torqued
Trippin Trip
Truck Stop Special
Tubbytoast
Tutu (Hawaii)
Twack
Twacked Out
Tweak
Tweedle Doo
Tweek (A Methamphetamine-Like Substance)
Tweezwasabi
Twiz
Twizacked
Ugly Dust
Vanilla Pheromones
Wake
Way
We We We
Whacked
White
White Bitch
White cross
White crunch
White Ink
White Junk
White Lady
White Pony (Ridin' the White Pony)
Who-Ha
Wigg
Work: I think that came about from it being my dealers "work" (1/22/08 Arlington, TX)
Xaing
Yaaba (Thailand)
YAMA (Pattaya, Phuket, Ko Samui And Bangkok)
Yammer Bammer
Yank
Yankee
Yay
Yead Out
Yellow Barn
Zingin
Zip
Zoiks
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