What Is Meth
Methamphetamine belongs to the amphetamine family. It is a powerful upper that produces many super feelings along with a variety of adverse reactions. In its pure hydrochloride form, known as crystal meth, it is more potent, colorless, and easier to make than amphetamine. Meth is usually white or slightly yellow, depending on the cooking process and how it is rinsed. I have seen pink and even green colored meth. Here is what the different colors mean:
How Meth Is Made
There are a couple ways to make meth and many ingredients are used. And believe it or not, most of the ingredients used to make meth can be found right in your home. And handling these toxic ingredients of meth, as well as mixing them, is very hazardous to your health as well as it is very hazardous the environment.
Meth is made from a very easy recipe and can be cooked and ready in 6 to 8 hours in a mobile meth lab where the cookware can be relocated to avoid detection of any fumes or vapors that are associated with the making of meth. It costs about $50 to $140 to make one ounce of meth that can be sold for as much as $1200.
A meth lab is a clandestine drug lab that is a collection of materials and ingredients used to make crystal meth and is made mostly from common household ingredients. These ingredients are mixed and cooked together to make meth and the harmful chemical mixtures can remain on household surfaces for months or years later. There may be health effects in people exposed to chemicals to make meth before, during and after the meth-making process. Therefore, each meth lab is a potential hazardous waste site, requiring evaluation, and possibly cleanup, by hazardous waste professionals.
Meth kills people from all walks of life, rich and poor, white and black, and so much more. Meth kills homes, schools, families, relationships, hopes and dreams, and lives. Live for yourself, or live for the drug. The truth is, meth makes you feel good. That's what it's chemically designed to do. It's also chemically designed to damage, enslave and kill people like you and me.
There are many ways to make meth and many different chemicals are used. Most of those chemicals used are commonly found in our homes. Handling these toxic chemicals is very hazardous to your health as well the environment. Meth is made from a very easy recipe and can be cooked and ready in a few hours from a mobile lab that can be relocated to avoid detection of any fumes or vapors that are associated with the process as well as keep the waste out of the cookers home. The contaminates are easily discarded in public places in a matter of seconds.
Meth can be swallowed, snorted, smoked, injected, inserted anally, or into the urethra. Addiction is greater when it is injected into the blood, as the effects are faster and more intense.