Methamphetamine

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Details

A stimulant that affects the central nervous system 

 https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/methamphetamine 

Street Names

Crank, Chalk, Crystal, Dope, Fire, Glass, Ice, Speed, and other names

 https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/commonly-abused-drugs-charts#methamphetamine 


Forms

white powder, pill, crystals that look like shiny glass, blue-white colored rocks, 

Ways

swallowed, snorted, melted and injected, smoked

Health Risks

Hepatitis C, HIV, anxiety, depression, hallucinations, weight loss,

Parkinson's Disease, violent tendencies, increase heart rate and blood pressure, decreased appetite, many more.

Community Effects

The effects of methamphetamine use on a community are astronomical including Child neglect and abuse, theft, fires due to explosions, loss of job, loss of trust with family and friends, increase in violence, workforce, environmental contamination just to name a few.

For Help call the Tennessee REDLINE 1-800-889-9789