Methamphetamine (Meth) is a highly addictive stimulant drug that heavily effects the central nervous system (CNS). Meth is a man-made drug that is produced in illegal laboratories. Manufacturers have to “cook” chemicals to produce the product. Members of the Mexican drug trafficking organizations are the primary producers and distributors of meth. There are also many small laboratories in the United States that produce the drug on a much smaller scale. Meth typically comes in a powder, pill or crystalline form. Abusers can snort, smoke or inject it directly into their bloodstream. The high users experience from meth is known as a rush and is long lasting. Long term meth abuse carries devastating consequences such as permanent damage to the body and brain. Meth is a mixture of different chemical ingredients that are cooked at various temperatures, and through different cooking methods depending on the availability of the ingredients. The main ingredient used to make meth is over the counter (OTC) medications that contain pseudoephedrine. The United States has instituted a law that requires retailers of products containing pseudoephedrine to place these OTC medications behind the counter or in a locked cabinet so they are not as readily accessible. To purchase one of these products the consumer must be over the age of 18 and is required to show photo ID as well as sign a logbook for each one of the pseudoephedrine containing products purchased.
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