Slang—Speed, Meth, Crank, Crystal, Tweak,
Ice, Glass, Gas
PRESENTED BY THE SAMPSON COUNTY METHAMPHETAMINE TASK FORCE
Before You Risk It…
Know the law. Methamphetamine is illegal in
all states and highly dangerous.
Get the facts. The ignitable, corrosive, and
toxic nature of the chemicals used to produce meth can cause fires,
produce toxic vapors, and damage the environment.
Stay informed. In 2001, methamphetamine use sent
more people to the emergency room than use of any other club drug.
Over half of these cases involved meth in combination with another
drug, such as alcohol, heroin, or cocaine.
Know the risks. There are a lot of risks
associated with using methamphetamine, including:
- Meth can cause a severe “crash” after the effects
- Meth use can cause irreversible damage to blood vessels
in the brain.
- Meth users who inject the drug and share needles are at
risk for acquiring HIV/AIDS.