Street names of methamphetamine are numerous, many of which are influenced by its color, how it is taken or how it is created. Or, the name describes the user and type of place it is created. The following are some of the different street names that are used in reference to methamphetamine:
- Crystal Meth
- Devil Dust
- No Doze
- Rocket Fuel
- The White House
- White Cross
Methamphetamine is commonly laced with other drugs to enhance the effect of the high. Methamphetamine-spiked coffee is known as Biker Coffee. Cocaine laced with methamphetamine is known as Croak or Shabu. Methamphetamine-laced ecstasy is termed Hugs and Kisses or P&P (Party & Play). Crack-laced methamphetamine is known as Twisters, Fire, or Mexican Speed Balls; and more dangerously, The Five Way includes alcohol, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and Rohypnol.
Names Based on Different Forms of the Drug
Street names of methamphetamine based on its smokable forms include: Batu, Cristy, Hanyak, Hiropon, Hot Ice, LA Ice, LA Glass, Quartz, and Super Ice. Mexican Crack is the name given to meth that resembles crack cocaine.
Based on the variety of ways meth can be made, names are attributed accordingly. While Sparkle has a lustrous attribute to it, the name Soap Dope resembles soap with a pinkish hue. Other examples include Christmas Tree Meth (or Holiday Meth), which has a green tint as a result of a concoction made with Drano, and Lemon Drop which is yellow in color.
Methamphetamine addicts and lab “hideouts” are obvious. As a result, a few names have surfaced to characterize these individuals and “creation stations.” For example, Box Labs is a term used to reference portable labs, which are small and can be moved. Bathtub Crank refers to low-grade meth. Lithium Scabs describe sores that surface as a result of abusing methamphetamine and a Meth Monster is one who experiences a severe reaction to using meth.
Effects of Methamphetamine
It is important to note thate methamphetamine use and abuse may result in a very speedy downward spiral physically and mentally. Users and abusers may find themselves unable to eat or sleep for several days. In addition, speed psychosis may result, and leave the abuser severely paranoid. Ultimately, if the abuser is not treated their habits could be fatal.
Other effects of methamphetamine include:
- sleep disturbances
- delusions of power
- increased heart rate
- high blood pressure
- memory loss
- brain damage
- liver and kidney damage
- heart failure
To emphasize another danger of methamphetamine, people who abuse crystal meth suffer what is known as “meth mouth” which is a physical effect resulting from loss of or decayed teeth and sores on the mouth. It is defined as:
“Meth mouth is severe tooth decay and loss of teeth, as well as tooth fracture, acid erosion, and other oral problems, potentially symptomatic of extended use of the drug methamphetamine.”
Effects on Society
The many street names of methamphetamine are an indication that this drug has made a serious mark on society that is not a desirable one. That is to say that homelessness, crime, dangerous meth labs and violence on humans are often the result of drug abuse. As a result, overcrowded emergency rooms, prisons, and homeless shelters are also a result of the drug issue in our nation. As a society, we are required to do our best to eradicate these brutal effects of drug-related use and distribution and make our streets safe once again.
Learn how you can help by contacting organizations such as M.A.D.D., Alcoholics Anonymous, NIDA, Smart Recovery, World Health Organization, and many others. Search on-line for a list of different agencies that promote awareness and prevention.
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