Slang—Speed, Meth, Crank, Crystal, Tweak,
Ice, Glass, Gas
PRESENTED BY THE SAMPSON COUNTY METHAMPHETAMINE TASK FORCE
Get the Facts…
affects your brain. In the
short term, meth causes mind and mood changes such as anxiety,
euphoria, and depression. Long-term effects can include chronic
fatigue, paranoid or delusional thinking, and permanent psychological
Methamphetamine affects your body. Over “amping” on
any type of speed is pretty risky. Creating a false sense of energy,
these drugs push the body faster and further than it’s meant
to go. It increases the heart rate, blood pressure, and risk of
Methamphetamine affects your self-control. Meth
is a powerfully addictive drug that can cause aggression and violent
or psychotic behavior.
Methamphetamine is not what it seems. Even
speed drugs are not always safe. Giga-jolts of the well-known stimulants
caffeine or ephedrine can cause stroke or cardiac arrest when overused
or used by people with sensitivity to them.
Methamphetamine can kill you. An overdose of
meth can result in heart failure. Long-term physical effects such
as liver, kidney, and lung damage may also kill you.