Meth

What is Meth?

Meth is a homemade amphetamine made from common, easily accessible materials: antifreeze, white gas, ether, starting fluids, freon, drain openers, paint thinner, acetone and ephedrine or pseudoephedrine are some of the ingredients used. It can be produced fairly easily in a variety of locations, from homes to inside vehicles.

What are the Effects of Meth?

Short-term effects include: Dilated pupils, diarrhea, vomiting, elevated respiratory rate, anorexia insomnia, skin sores, convulsions, chest pain, brain hemorrhage, organ failure, stroke, and death.

Long-term effects include: Malnutrition, damage to liver, kidneys and lungs, long-term or permanent neurological damage, depression (with headaches for 2-5 years post) and psychiatric problems.