Substance abuse is the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco or other chemicals. This may be due to various and very complicated reasons, some of which may be the desire for new experiences, an attempt to deal with problems, perform better in school, peer pressure and etc. This often results in physical, psychological, emotional harm to the user or others. Not only does this have a toll on the user and his/her peers, in fact many of the times our society is the one who must pay a significant cost. During the teenage years, our brain is still developing and can be easily sculpted which makes us very vulnerable to substance use disorders. Although, use of some drugs such as cocaine has declined over the past years, use of other drugs such as heroin and others have severely increased.
Crystal meth is a short term for crystal methamphetamine. Methamphetamine is a white crystalline drug that is taken by snorting it, smoking it or injecting it with a needle. Some even take it orally, but all develop the need to continue using it due to the fact that the drug creates a false sense of happiness and gives out a rush of confidence, hyper activeness and energy. The first couple doses may seem to involve some pleasure, but truly inside the chemical potent is destroying your body and deforming it in several ways. The appearance of Methamphetamine isn't always the stereotypical white crystals that you see in media. It can range from numerous colours to different textures to different forms. The major 3 are the following:
- Compressed into a pill
- Crystalline white powder that is odorless, bitter-tasting and dissolves easily in substances
- Clear chunky crystals which often resemble ice
- Crystal Meth
- Hot Ice