Methamphetamine, commonly known as meth, is an illegal and highly dangerous drug. It continues to spread across the country affecting not only larger inner cities, but small suburbs as well, mostly because it’s relatively cheap and very accessible. The drug is produced in home-based labs nearly everywhere. Every new batch of meth is never the same and is subject to change. Therefore, users never really know exactly what they’re ingesting each time they take the drug.
Previous meth labs have a key responsibility in terms of environmental damage. Authorities have examined the harmful materials and solvents from which meth is produced and have discovered that several of the chemicals are common household items. The more typical household chemicals are often found in paints, standard household cleaners and carpet. Some of these toxic chemicals include toluene, trichloroethane, methylene chloride and benzene. It’s strongly suspected that meth-based chemicals include some metals, iodine, phosphorous and solvents.
Street Names for Meth
Meth users and partygoers must learn the street names for meth so they’ll know exactly what they’re getting when they ask for it. Meth is referred to by many names and so to get the right drug, users (and law enforcement alike) must know these nicknames. The following list reveals the most popular names for meth:
• White cross
• Blue belly
• White crunch
• La glass
These nicknames can also refer to an amphetamine. The names for meth vary depending on in which part of the world you live. Here are more generic-type slang names for meth that are popular in nearly every area across the United States:
• Go fast
• Lemon Drop (has a yellowish color)
• Redneck Cocaine
• Soap Dope (has a pink color)
• Working Man’s Cocaine
• Poor Man’s Coke
• Christmas Tree Meth or Holiday Meth (has a green color made from Drano crystals)
Breaking a meth addiction requires professional help in the form of inpatient drug rehabilitation. If inpatient rehab isn’t possible, consider a good outpatient drug treatment program instead. These kinds of programs offer group therapy sessions, substance abuse counseling and thorough aftercare services. Patients can go to group sessions at least three times per week or even daily, based on the individual’s needs and the particular outpatient program.
Meth has a notorious reputation for being a very difficult drug to recover from in general. This is partly due to the powerful way in which the drug affects the brain upon using it the very first time. While it destroys countless brain cells, it generates a rush of euphoria. Therefore, every subsequent use never really recreates the original “high” or “rush” the user first felt, which leads to a vicious cycle of frustration trying to recapture that unique feeling. However, there’s hope and good news: rehab programs are clinically proven to be successful in helping users recover from the horrors of meth addiction and get clean. With some determination and a strong will, users can fully recover from meth just like any other drug and experience a satisfying, drug-free lifestyle.