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You’ll find important information here on meth’s history, its abuse, and its potential for treatment. Crystal meth is a synthetic drug that’s easily produced, widely available, and extremely addictive. Help and hope are available for those who suffer from addiction, as well as those who care for someone who is struggling to break the grip of crystal meth.

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Welcome TO CRYSTAL METH FAQ

Welcome to Crystal Meth FAQ. You’ll find important information here on meth’s history, its abuse, and its potential for treatment. Crystal meth is a synthetic drug that’s easily produced, widely available, and extremely addictive. Help and hope are available for those who suffer from addiction, as well as those who care for someone who is struggling to break the grip of crystal meth.

Drugs Before Meth:

Since the beginnings of recorded history, humankind has found countless naturally occurring drugs that have been misused and abused. For example, opium has been used as a pain reliever, as well as for its euphoric effects, for more than 5,000 years.

Centuries ago, indigenous peoples in rainforest regions of the world discovered how a toxin excreted through the skin of a poisonous frog could create a hallucinogenic effect. The backs of these frogs continue to be licked to this day.

Leaves from the coca plant are still chewed by natives of South America, a practice that hasn’t changed since before the discovery of the New World.

Throughout time, people overdosed and died from ingesting all of these substances. As the drugs left their native countries and traveled to the West, even more people abused them, causing even higher overdose death rates.

But everything changed when someone got a chemistry set and began experimenting, trying to create synthetic substances that offered a better, stronger or longer-lasting "high." Today we deal with an explosion of these so-called "designer drugs."

Crystal meth is one of these substances. Every ingredient is a poison; even the fumes created when the drug is manufactured are extremely toxic. But that doesn't keep it from being one of the most commonly abused drugs, affecting teens and adults, males and females, straights and gays, from coast to coast and every state in between.