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What is it?

Methamphetamine is a seriously addictive stimulant and is most commonly a white, odorless and crystalline powder. Based on substance use disorder admissions and prison admissions, methamphetamine continues to be one of the primary drugs of choice in Iowa.

Side effects

Common short term effects include increased attention and activity, decreased appetite, euphoria or “rush,” rapid heartbeat and an increased body temperature. In the long term, consequences include addiction, paranoia, hallucinations, repetitive involuntary movements, brain structure changes, reductions in thinking and motor skills, memory loss, aggression, mood swings and severe dental problems.


Crank, crystal, meth, and ice are common slang terms for methamphetamines.




  •  Abuse, N. I. (n.d.). What is methamphetamine? Retrieved June 09, 2017, from