What is it?

Methamphetamine was created in a chemistry lab--it's an artificial chemical substance.

What does it look like?

Methamphetamine is a powder, sometimes made into capsules or pills. Sometimes people just snort the powder. There's a crystallized version that people smoke.

What does it do?

Methamphetamine basically keeps you awake--people use it if they want to stay up. Unfortunately, it can keep them up for days. Some people feel high, others just feel like they've had way too much coffee.

Unfortunately, meth is highly addictive, and users just want more and more. It also makes the heart race and sends blood pressure sky-high. Breathing problems also happen. Meth takes away appetite while also causing hyperactivity, leaving the door open for anorexia. People who do meth get irritable, confused, and easily freaked out. Deaths, strokes, and damage to the heart and blood vessels have happened, too. NIDA

Who does it?

Most people who do methamphetamine are already doing other drugs like alcohol, heroin, or cocaine. Fortunately, only a small percentage of teens have tried it.

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