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.
A methamphetamine support programme specifically for gay and bisexual men is opening its latest intake in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch this month.
Today, the Drug Foundation and the Helen Clark Foundation released a new paper: Minimising the Harms from Methamphetamine. The Drug Foundation's Executive Director, Sarah Helm, breaks down the findings.
The report, jointly commissioned by the NZ Drug Foundation and the Helen Clark Foundation, proposes a suite of new health-based solutions backed by local and international evidence.