MethamphetamineMethamphetamine is a highly addictive synthetic stimulant that affects the pleasure centers of the brain. It is considered one of the most highly addictive substances known.

Methamphetamine abuse leads to devastating medical, psychological, and social consequences. Adverse health effects include memory loss, aggression, psychotic behavior, heart damage, malnutrition, and severe dental problems.1

Methamphetamine acts by increasing the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain, which leads to feelings of euphoria followed by a “crash” that often leads to increased use of the drug and eventually to difficulty feeling any pleasure at all, especially from natural rewards.