What is methamphetamine?

Methamphetamine is a more potent form of the drug amphetamine. Both amphetamine and methamphetamine belong to the ‘stimulant’ class of drugs, which also includes ecstasy and cocaine. These drugs stimulate the brain and central nervous system, resulting in increased alertness, activity, euphoria, and suppressed appetite.

Common street names for methamphetamine include meth, speed, whiz, fast, uppers, goey, louee, Lou Reed, rabbit, tail, and pep pills. In paste form it can be referred to as base, pure, or wax; in liquid form it can be referred to as ox blood, leopard’s blood, red speed, or liquid speed. In crystal form methamphetamine can be known as ice, meth, d-meth, glass, crystal, batu, and shabu.

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