What Makes Meth Attractive

The Euphoria ... meth induces strong feelings including confidence, increased energy, heightened concentration and alertness, and suppresses fatigue and hunger. The effect can last from 2 to 24 hours.

The Cost ... a user can get amounts as small as one tenth of a gram (known as a point) for as little as $5. A point gives a user a high that can last up to 24 hours.

The Turnaround . . . meth can be illegally produced locally in a short period of time with a modest investment in equipment and chemicals.

The Availability . . . clandestine labs that produce the drug have been found in homes, garages, motel rooms and even vehicles. Local production increases the availability of the drug and keeps the price low, making it an attractive drug to young people.

The Image . . . Considered trendy and popular as a club drug, meth has a strong presence in the rave scene as it increases wakefulness and energy, alleviating fatigue.