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Methamphetamine (meth, P, ice, Tina) is one of a number of amphetamine-type stimulants. It comes as a pill, powder, crystal or liquid which can be swallowed, snorted or injected, but is most commonly smoked in a glass pipe or bong.

Meth stimulates your central nervous system to release a large amount of dopamine, the ‘feel-good’ brain chemical. It can make you feel energetic, alert, talkative, and confident. It can increase your sex drive, and reduce your appetite. It can also make you feel hyperactive, paranoid and aggressive.

Important information about methamphetamine, including its effects, how to be safer and how to cut down

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