Methamphetamine in Nevada
Methamphetamines in Nevada: How to recognize meth and meth addicts, meth shoppers and a meth house/structure. Why meth is addictive and the effects of Methamphetamine on Nevada's Communities.
Forms of Meth
Methamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant with a high potential for abuse and dependence. A synthetic drug, methamphetamine is closely related chemically to amphetamine, but produces greater effects on the central nervous system. The drug’s euphoric effects are similar to, but longer lasting than those of cocaine. It generally comes in three forms:
- Powder: a white, odorless, and bitter-tasting crystalline powder, readily soluble in water or alcohol.
- Crystal: Users smoke chunks of a very pure form of crystalline methamphetamine called “Ice”.
- Rock: Big chunks of the drug, usually found in yellow, are usually ingested orally.