Crystal Meth: Effects On Teens And Adults
6 pages in length. Crystal methamphetamine has had a long and illustrious presence throughout the last half of the twentieth century; for a drug typically prescribed for addressing attention deficit disorders and obesity, crystal meth has been used illegally on the streets to a much greater degree for the artificial high it provides. Known under an abundance of slang terms - not the least of which includes speed, meth, ice, crystal, chalk, crank, tweak, uppers, black beauties, glass, bikers coffee, methlies quick, poor man's cocaine, chicken feed, shabu, stove top, trash, go-fast, yaba, and yellow bam - crystal meth has served to perpetuate the nation's addiction problem along with cocaine and according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is ranked the second most commonly used drug behind alcohol and marijuana. Bibliography lists 13 sources.