HOW IT LOOKS

Methamphetamine usually comes in the form of a crystalline white powder that is odorless, bitter-tasting and dissolves easily in water or alcohol. Other colors of powder have been observed, including brown, yellow-gray, orange and even pink. It can also be compressed into pill form.

 

COST OF METH

Approx. $20 for 1/4 gram

and $80 for a gram

National Substance Abuse Help Line
(800) 262-2463



Treatment Referral Hotline 24/7​

1-800-662-HELP (4357)



METH STREET NAMES

Crank, Crystal, Crystal Glass, Crystal Meth, Meth, Christina, Tina, Cris, Cristy,
Ice, Speed, Geep, Geeter, Getgo, Go Fast, Poor Man’s Coke, Redneck Cocaine, Working Man’s Cocaine, Trash, Garbage, Wash





THINGS TO LOOK FOR

​-hollowed out pens

-syringes

-spoons

-scales

-glass pipes, broken light bulbs

-mini torches



 

METHODS OF USE
There are many ways that meth can be used. Meth can be swallowed by putting it in empty gelatin capsules, mix it into water, or add it to coffee. Meth can be chopped into a fine powder and snorted into the nose with a straw. You can smoke meth in a glass pipe, light bulb, or on aluminum foil. Injected into a vain with a hypodermic needle, which increases the chance of addiction, the effects of meth are faster and more intense.



WARNING SIGNS

-increased attention

-decreased fatigue
-increased activity

-wakefulness
-increased talkativeness
-decreased appetite
-euphoria

-increased respiration
-rapid/irregular heartbeat

-hyperthermia​

​-hair loss

-tooth decay

-skin crawling

-skin picking

METH FACT SHEET