CRYSTAL METH (crystal methamphetamine): white crystallized powder that can be ingested by snorting, smoking, swallowing or injecting it with a needle. It’s a synthetic stimulant that affects the central nervous systems. It is most commonly smoked, and can also be compressed into a pill form. It creates a false sense of happiness, a rush of confidence, hyperactivity, and energy which develops a strong desire for continued use. These effects last between 6 to 8 hours but can last up to 24 hours. It’s an illegal drug and within the same class of drugs as cocaine.

Common Slang

Crank, Mexican crack, Redneck cocaine, Speed, Tweak, Yaba (Southeast Asia)

Crystal Meth:
Blade, Crystal, Glass, Ice, Uppers, Ventana


Short Term Effects Include*:

  • Panic and psychosis
  • Convulsions/Seizures
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Nausea
  • Delusions of power

Long Term Effects Include*:

  • Destruction of tissues in nose if snorted
  • Psychosis
  • Severe Tooth Decay
  • Damage to the brain similar to Alzheimer’s
  • Strong psychological dependence


    • Causes a severe crash after the effects wear off.
    • Meth users who inject, are at risk for acquiring HIV/AIDS.
    • Illegal in all states.