What is meth?


Meth is the nickname of Methamphetamine. It is a highly addictive stimulant which is powerful. It is the drug that affects the central nervous system. Methamphetamine is a stimulant which is powerful and is also well known as chalk, crystal, ice and meth and many other terms. Meth takes form of odorless, white powder which easily gets dissolved into alcohol and also in water. It is a bitter tasting crystalline powder.

History of meth

Meth was developed in the beginning of 20th century. It was defined from its parent drug amphetamine and initially it was used in the bronchial inhalers and nasal decongestants. When meth is taken it affects similar to amphetamine. It results into talkativeness and increases other activities like decrease in appetite and also gives a pleasure sense of euphoria. But meth is more different than amphetamine and it becomes a more potent stimulant as compared to amphetamine when meth is taken in larger quantities. Meth has long lasting effect and more harmful effects as compared to amphetamine. It directly affects the nervous system. So it is said that meth has more potential than any other drug and it affects the nervous system directly.

Usage of meth

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has declared meth as a drug. It is considered as the Schedule II stimulant and it is legally available through a non refillable prescription. It is used in medical terms and is given in many treatments like the deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is also used in smaller amount in the weight loss treatments. These uses are in limited manner and are prescribed very rarely as the drug affects the nervous system. Other than medical terms it is illegally used in smoking, snorting, in form of injections and also swallowed as a drug. It is a substance which is considered highly addictive and it controls the central nervous system.