What is methamphetamine?

Methamphetamine is a drug seen in a white crystalline powder that is a stimulant. It is chemically very similar to amphetamines, which can be prescribed for ADHD.

How is methamphetamine used?

Methamphetamine can be smoked, snorted, taken orally, or mixed with water or alcohol and injected.

How does methamphetamine affect people who have used it?

People who have used methamphetamine may experience:

  • increased heart rate
  • insomnia
  • paranoia
  • auditory and visual hallucinations
  • feelings of euphoria
  • feelings of jitteriness

What are the health effects of methamphetamine?

Long-term use of methamphetamine can cause:

  • extreme hallucinations
  • extreme paranoia
  • confusion
  • heart irregularities
  • violent behavior
  • extreme weight loss
  • dental problems
  • skin sores