a highly addictive stimulant
Prolonged use permanently destroys brain tissue
or manufacturing Meth releases toxic contamination
‘cooks’ can get almost everything they need to manufacture a batch in
local stores – legally.
Producing one pound of Meth generates five to six pounds of toxic waste.
can be a powder, crystals (Duh! That's why they call it crystal Meth!),
or pills. There is also Meth oil - that's Meth in one of the final
processing stages. There are people who soak marijuana joints in
Meth oil, or in a different liquid that has dissolved Meth in it.
At times, a dealer will sell these soaked joints to someone looking to
score plain marijuana - so the buyer ends up using Meth unintentionally.
A Word About Strawberry
in some states have been seeing bright pink crystal Meth hit their streets. Some Meth cooks are now adding coloring and flavoring to the drug to
change its look and taste. Crystal Meth tinted red and flavored with
called Strawberry Quick. In San
Francisco, the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics reported some of their teenage
patients have recently begun to use Meth flavored with chocolate. A California
police officer questioned some off-color Meth, and was told the cook used
Coca-Cola in the recipe.
While these creative Meth cooks probably thought they'd make their stuff
a bit less harsh to ingest, they also made it easier for a new user to
handle. No matter what color it is or flavor it comes in, Meth is
Meth - just as dangerous and as addicting. Don't be fooled by it.