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Meth Action Coalition

Working to Stop the METH Epidemic in Deschutes County, Oregon


What is Meth?

Meth (methamphetamine) is also known as speed, chalk, ice, crystal, crank, glass, and uppers.  Meth is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be smoked, snorted, taken orally, or injected.  Users initially experience an intense "rush", followed by a period of increased physical and mental activity.  Meth curbs appetite and sleep, and many users will use for several days before "crashing".   Users describe feelings of euphoria, well-being, confidence, and invincibility while high on meth, while coming down is associated with extreme fatigue, lethargy, and depression.