What is Meth
Meth is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. meth is a form of the drug that looks like glass fragments or shiny, bluish-white rocks. It is chemically similar to amphetamine, a drug used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, a sleep disorder.
Crystal meth is short for crystal methamphetamine. It is just one form of the drug methamphetamine,Meth is a white crystalline drug that people take by snorting it (inhaling through the nose), smoking it or injecting it with a needle. Some even take it orally, but all develop a strong desire to continue using it because the drug creates a false sense of happiness and well-being—a rush (strong feeling) of confidence, hyperactiveness and energy. One also experiences decreased appetite. These drug effects generally last from six to eight hours, but can last up to twenty-four hours.
what is desoxyn?
Desoxyn is the brand name for methamphetamine hydrochloride, a prescription-only stimulant medication typically given for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or as a treatment for obesity. Although it has very limited use and is not as popular as other better-known medications like Adderall or Ritalin, it is still used often enough to be of significance—according to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Diversion Control Division, approximately 16,000 Desoxyn prescriptions are filled annually.
what is pervitin?
Czech Republic and other parts of Eastern Europe use Pervitin as the name for methamphetamine. The name Pervitin has been in use since 1938 when Temmler pharmaceutical in Berlin began producing methamphetamine and marketing it under that name. It quickly gained popularity among both the general population and the German military during World War II. Pervitin sales were restricted in 1941, but not before tens of millions of tablets were sold.
how long does meth stay in your system.
Meth can be used by smoking it, snorting it or injecting it by a needle. Also, some people who use meth may also ingest it orally. The half-life of meth is relatively long and can range from 10 to 12 hours for most people. In other words, during that 10 to 12 hours, 50 percent of the meth that was ingested would be out of your system. In conclusion, meth may show up in your body for nearly three days following the most recent use.
How do people use methamphetamine?
People can take methamphetamine by:
- swallowing (pill)
- injecting the powder that has been dissolved in water/alcohol
Effects of Methamphetamine
Taking even small amounts of methamphetamine can result in many of the same health effects as those of other stimulants, such as cocaine or amphetamines. These include:
- increased wakefulness and physical activity
- decreased appetite
- faster breathing
- rapid and/or irregular heartbeat
- increased blood pressure and body temperature
- extreme weight loss
- severe dental problems (“meth mouth”)
- intense itching, leading to skin sores from scratching
- changes in brain structure and function
- memory loss
- sleeping problems
- violent behavior