Crystal Meth use is experiencing a rapid rise in this country, especially among young people. The drug is cheap and provides a fast powerful high, which makes it very attractive to the user. But crystal meth carries a terrible price. Casual use of the drug can quickly lead to addiction, and prolonged use creates a variety of serious health and social problems for the individual and his or her family.
This drug increases the amount of the natural chemical dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is involved in body movement, motivation, pleasure, and reward (pleasure from natural behaviors such as eating). The drug’s ability to release high levels of dopamine rapidly in reward areas of the brain produces the “rush” (euphoria) or “flash” that many people experience.1
Of all the drugs currently being used and abused in the U.S., the least is known about crystal meth.
And for parents, this information gap can be a scary thing. Methamphetamine is a manmade, white, bitter-tasting powder. Sometimes it’s made into a white pill. Other times it is made into a shiny, white or clear rock called a crystal. Meth is made in the United States and often in Mexico — in “superlabs” — big, illegal laboratories that make the drug in large quantities.2
With these thoughts in mind, and to help parents better understand the language of Crystal Meth, we have compiled the following list of street names for Crystal Meth.
Street names for Meth:
- Biker’s Coffee
- Black Beauties
- Chicken Feed
- Crystal Glass
- Crystal Meth Glass
- Hot Ice
- L.A. Glass
- L.A. Ice
- Poor Man’s Cocaine
- Stove Top
- Super Ice
- Yellow Bam
Please take the time to talk to your kids and loved ones now about Crystal Meth and its consequences. Studies have shown that when kids better understand how damaging a drug can be, they will make better decisions about using them. It all starts with open communication, and it is important to have this conversation before your child experiments with drugs.
If you or a member of your family is addicted to Crystal Meth, please contact Michael’s House at 760-548-4032 to learn about our groundbreaking, innovative addiction recovery program. Michael’s House is a residential drug rehab facility that provides outstanding care and proven-successful methodologies to individuals ages 18 and up. If you have health insurance, please also have that information ready so we can even check to see what forms of treatment are covered. If you don’t have insurance, that is not a problem either. Just call us today and we will help you move forward.
1 “Methamphetamine.” National Institute on Drug Abuse. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Aug. 2017.
2 “Methamphetamine (Meth).” NIDA for Teens.N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Aug. 2017.