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A.K.A: Meth, P, Tina, Crack

Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug from the amphetamine family. It speeds up your brain and body functions and can make you feel energetic, talkative, sexually aroused, and euphoric. It can also make you feel hyperactive, paranoid, aggressive and confused.

Methamphetamine is a strong stimulant and can last up to 12 hours.

If you use a large amount of methamphetamine or mix it with other stimulants, it can put lots of strain on your body, especially your heart.  

How to be safer when using meth

  • It can be swallowed or mixed into a drink. If you take it this way, wait an hour for the effects to kick in before deciding to take more.
  • If injecting, visit your local needle exchange for new needles and info on safer injecting.
  • If smoking, use a glass pipe that’s shatterproof. This can help prevent burns and cuts.
  • Look after yourself during the comedown and get support if going through withdrawal.
  • Use drug checking services to make sure it isn't mixed with something else
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