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What are the properties of Crystal Meth?

Discussion in 'Methamphetamine / Meth' started by explorerx7, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. explorerx7

    explorerx7 Senior Contributor

    There is has been lots of discussions surrounding the drug Crystal Meth. However, I still don't know much about this substance, other that it seems to be a highly addictive drug. I would be grateful if someone would enlighten me further on how it is manufactured and the possible effects if it is taken.
  2. LoveEcho

    LoveEcho Community Champion

    Well, meth is an extremely well-known drug. The best television show ever made is about chemistry teacher diagnosed with lung cancer, that starts making the pay medical bills.

    There isn't too much to know about meth, it's usually in crystal form which is clear but white around the edges, and when crushed it looks like rock salt. Its very, very dangerous to make. It can blow up. Dude, watch Breaking Bad... If you haven't already. It shows you how truly evilthat drug is... in theatrical form.
  3. Moll

    Moll Member

    It's dangerous to make...but you can do it at home with some (relatively) common ingredients. Which is not a very smart thing to do. Lots of people try, of course. Even if the lab doesn't blow up, the cooking process creates tons of toxic byproducts that can make the lab unfit for occupation.
  4. JohnBeaulieu

    JohnBeaulieu Community Champion

    I don't think it is appropriate to describe in any detail how to make it so I wont. Suffice it to say it is dangerous to do and you shouldn't do it. As for the properties that info is freely available from multiple reliable sources online. It is a deadly drug and destroys your body and life with use.
  5. Sparkster

    Sparkster Community Champion

    Crystal meth is basically amphetamine (speed) with an extra methyl group added and in crystal form (purified). The extra methyl group is added so that the speed passes the blood-brain barrier faster. It's then refined into crystal form so that it can be smoked, or vaped. It is incredibly addictive, more addictive than crack cocaine but has quite similar effects only more intense and longer lasting, and is often used as a chemsex drug. The manufacturing process involves a lot of dangerous chemicals and potential explosions and the fumes given off are deadly.
  6. Mara

    Mara Community Champion

    I really don't know how it is manufactured and even if I did, I don't think that I would post it here. Some people might think that I cook meth if I did. Anyway, as far as I know, I think the methods are really simple as people can cook it inside their homes. But it's really dangerous because it can cause explosions.
  7. rajesh

    rajesh Senior Contributor

    Yes, you are correct. Methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug. Actually, it's one of the most addictive drug out there. The effect of meth can last up to 10-12 hours in our body. The drug creates a false state of happiness and well-being. Actually, the effect of this drug is too high and that's why so many peoples are addicted to it. It completely ruins the life of an individual taking it.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2016
  8. Tremmie

    Tremmie Community Champion

    When I was younger I had on idea why many meth users looked so odd, I had no idea they actually got burnt while trying to make this awful stuff. A man got so severely burn that he barely resembles a human now, the good thing is that he now free from his addiction and advocates against the use of it and the dangers of trying to make it.
  9. mistermiranda

    mistermiranda Member

    Crystal meth is smoked, as opposed to pharmaceutical meth that is consumed in tablet form. This results in nearly instant entry into the central nervous system, and consequently, nearly instant effects.

    Like amphetamines, a few uses can lead to psychosis (hallucinations, paranoia, impulsive behavior). Unfortunately, 5-15% of people who experience meth- and/or amphetamine-induced psychosis never recover.

    Check out Wikipedia's entry: