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Methamphetamine

Part of the amphetamine family of stimulant drugs

Also called:

  • Crank
  • Crystal Meth
  • Glass
  • Ice
  • Meth
  • Tina And Christine
  • Yaba

Quick info

How the drug works varies from person to person

How you might feel
Exhilarated, aroused, alert, paranoid, confused, aggressive and disinhibition.
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Effects on your body
Increased heart rate and increased blood pressure.
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How long it takes to work
Smoking or injecting it produces an intense high immediately.
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How long the effects last
Effects can last 4-12 hours.
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Common risks
Easy to want more and take larger doses over many hours or even days. Can increase risk taking, for example high risk sexual behaviour. Can lead to severe psychosis and increases the chance of heart attack or stroke.
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Mixing Drugs
Mixing drugs is always risky but some mixtures are more dangerous than others.
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Help and advice

What to do in an emergency

If you or someone else needs urgent help after taking drugs or drinking, call 999 for an ambulance. Tell the crew everything you know. It could save their life.

What else to do in an emergency