General Information

Classification: Stimulant

Methamphetamine is a strong physical and mental stimulant available in both prescription and street forms. It is relatively easy to synthesize which has contributed to its widespread use.

History

Dosage

Oral

Oral: Light 5-15mg

Common 10-30mg

Strong 20-60mg

Heavy 40-150mg

Insufflated

Light 5-15mg

Common 10-40mg

Strong: 30-60mg

Heavy: 50mg+

Smoked

Light 5-10mg

Common: 10-20mg

Strong 30-60mg

Heavy: 50mg

Intravenous (IV)

Light: 5-10mg

Common: 10-40mg

Strong 30-60mg

Heavy: 50-100mg

Duration

Oral

Onset: 20-70 minutes

Total duration: 3-5 hours

Insufflated

Onset: 5-10 minutes

Total duration: 2-4 hours

Smoked

Onset: 0-2 minutes

Total duration: 1-3 hours

Intravenous (IV)

Onset: 0-2 minutes

Total duration: 4-8 hours


Effects

Positive

  • increased energy/alertness
  • decreased need for sleep
  • increased sociability
  • mood lift
  • increase sexuality

Neutral

  • excessive talking
  • decreased appetitie
  • sweating

Negative

  • weight lose
  • disturbed sleep patterns
  • bruxia
  • loss of appetite
  • visual and auditory hallucinations
  • itchiness
  • agressiveness
  • moodiness
  • fatal kidney disorder
  • possible brain damage
  • liver damage

Harm Reduction

Chemistry and Pharmacology

Legal

Europe

America

Asia

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