FAQ’s on Methamphetamine

What is Methamphetamine:

Methamphetamine is a central nervous stimulant that has a high potential for abuse. The substance is highly addictive and is abused around the world including Australia.

It is illegal to produce and consume and is sold in a number of forms such as powders capsules and pills.

Nicknames and Street Names for Methamphetamine:

Methamphetamine has many alternative names, below is list of some but not comprehensive:

Crystal, Crystal Glass, Crystal Meth, Christina, Tina, Cris, Cristy, Chalk, Chalk Dust, Meth, Ice, Speed, Geep, Getter, Getgo, Go Fast, Trash, Garbage, Wash, White Cross, White Crunch, Hanyak, Hironpon, Hiropon, Hot Ice, Super Ice, Batu, Kaksonjae, LA Glass, LA Ice, Ice Cream, Quartz, Chunky Love, Cookies, Cotton Candy, Dunk, Gak, Go-Go Juice, Junk, No Doze, Pookie, Rocket Fuel, Scooby Snax.

Meth Labs:

Chemicals that can be purchased over the counter can be used to produce meth. Medications such as cold and flu tablets containing Ephedrine or Pseudoephedrine, Hydrochloric Acid, Drain Cleaners and Battery Acid are the most commonly included ingredients. Instructions on how to synthesize Meth are readily available on the internet. This makes Meth more accessible than ever. The drug can be produced in homemade laboratories known as Clandestine Labs. Clandestine Labs can be found anywhere from rural areas to suburban cities.

Dangers of Meth Lab’s:

Due to the chemicals and processes used to produce Meth, Clandestine laboratories can explode, catch fire and contaminate the soil, water and surfaces.

Also, when moving into a new property that has been used to manufacture Meth people have experienced health issues such as skin irritation, breathing problems, and burns. The long term effects of being exposed to a house that has been used to manufacture Methamphetamine are unknown but a study carried out by Toxicology Sciences in 2009 suggested that Meth could cause cancer.